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Ludwig Hamann, his wife Sophia, and daughter Anna (age ½) arrived from Rewal at the port of Oranienbaum on 30 May 1766 aboard the pink Novaya Dvinka under the command of Lieutenant Ivan Perepechin.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Frank in 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 19.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Ludwig Hamann was a teacher from the German region of Hannover. The 1767 census records that he was a craftsman (Handwerker) from the German village of Fahrt in the Hannover region.

There do not appear to be any surving male descendants of this family who continue the surname among the Volga German colonies.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 422.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #510.


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