Hardt (Nieder-Monjou)*

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Hardt (Nieder-Monjou)*
Гартъ (Nieder-Monjou)*
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Johann Martin Scharf was born in Biskirchen, west of Giessen, on 15 October 1741, the eldest child of Christian Scharf (born 18 March 1708 in Biskirchen) and Anna Sophia Keyser (born 1717 in Biskirchen). Johann Martin married the widow Catharina Haardt on 15 December 1765. She had a four-year-old daughter named Katharina by the previous marriage to the Haardt.

Katharina [Hardt] (age 4) arrived from Lübeck at the port in Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard the galliott Anna Catharina along with her mother and stepfather Martin Scharf.

Catrina Margreta [sic] [Hardt] (age 4½), her mother Catharina, and stepfather Martin Scharff are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

The family arrived in Nieder-Monjou on 3 August 1767, and is recorded there on the 1767 Census later that year in Household No.73.

There are no known surviving male lines of this Hardt family among the Volga German colonies.


- Mai, Brent Alan, trans. & ed. Transport of the Volga Germans from Oranienbaum to the Colonies on the Volga: 1766-1767 (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1998): #5200-5203.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 201.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3948.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #6169-6172.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Brent Mai

Werner Heep

Bill Pickelhaupt

Volga Colonies