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Johann Heinrich Hassenpflug & Anna Regina Schmidt of Altenschlirf were married in Büdingen on 29 May 1766. From the way it is recorded, it is unclear whether it is only Anna Regina or both of them who are from Altenschlirf, south of Lauterbach. She was born about 1747.

They immigrated to Russia, but Johann Heinrich evidently died before reaching the Volga German colonies. Anna Regina arrived in Norka on 15 August 1767, and is recorded there on the 1767 Census in Household No. 144 as a widow.

There is also a Johannes Hassenpflug, age 18, orphaned son of the deceased Johannes Hasenpflug, who arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Johann Skott. He is recorded on the Oranienbaum passenger list as the servant of Heinrich Döring.

This recorded in Norka on the 1767 Census in Household No. 150 - living with the Johann Heinrich Döring family. His relationship to Anna Regina and her husband is unknown at this time.

The Hassenpflug surname does not appear to continue as it is not included in the 1798 Census of the Volga German colonies.


- Die Geschichte der Wolgadeutschen vom Vogelsberg zur Wolga (Alsfeld, Wiesbaden: Die Albert-Schweitzer-Schule, 1990).
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt, German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): 90.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 267 & 269.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3772.


Bill Pickelhaupt

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies