Hamm (Schönchen)

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Hamm (Schönchen)
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Johann[es] Hamm, a single man, and his brother Johann (age 18) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas.

He is recorded on a supplement to the 1767 census of Kaneau in Household No. 17 along with his new wife Katharina. He later settled in the Volga German colony of Schönchen where he is recorded on the 1798 census in Household No. Sn31.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Hamm was a farmer from the German village of Bassenheim. The 1767 census records that he was a mason (Maurer) from the German village of Bassenheim.


- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Sn31.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 267.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #5431.


Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies