Hagelgans / Hagelganz

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Johannes Hagelgans, a farmer, was born in 1714 in Oberau bei Büdingen.

He, his second wife Anna, and his three children arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 14 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Reders

They settled in the Volga German colony of Kutter on 29 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 Census in Household No. 48.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Hagelganz came from the German region of Hessen while the 1767 census records that he came from the region of Isenburg.


- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Kt31.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 487.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6405.

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