Hasselbach (Näb)

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Hasselbach (Näb)
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Johann [Philipp] Hasselbach, a farmer, his wife Anna, and their children (Ludwig, age 17½; Heinrich, age 15; Katharina, age 7; Just, age 4) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax. They are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Kaneau (No. 41).

In 1786, Johann Just Hasselbach and his family moved from Näb to Susannental.

In 1788, Philipp Hasselbach and his family moved from Paulskaya to the Causacus where he died.  His widow and daughters returned and settled in Katharinenstadt.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Hasselbach came from the German region of Runkel. The 1767 census records that Philipp Hasselbach came from the German village of Weener.

The Igor Plehve translation of the 1767 census records this surname as Hasselblatt, but Hasselbach is correct.


- 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): Nb38, Ss14, Mv1841, Mv2218.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 270.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5420.


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