Hess (Schaffhausen)

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Hess (Schaffhausen)
Гесъ (Schaffhausen)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Diedrich Geske [sic] arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 21 September 1766.

Joh. Dittrich Hess is recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Johann Dietrich Hess, a single baker (Bäcker), is recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Kaneau in Household No. 58 along with a note that he relocated to the colony of Schaffhausen in 1768.

In 1789, Heinrich Ludwig Hess, believed to be the son of Johann Dietrich Hess, and his family moved from Kaneau to Biberstein.

Heinrich Ludwig Hess and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Biberstein in Household No. Bb11.


- 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): Bb11, Mv1159.
- Oranienbaum passenger list: #6777 [not included in the Kuhlberg List published by Igor Plehve].
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 273.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #3061.

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Volga Colonies