Hill (Dönhof)

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Hill (Dönhof)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Kaspar Hill, a farmer, his wife Katharina, and children (Elisabeth, age 20; Johann, age 14; Katharina, age 7; Anna, age 5) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the ship Der Junge Mattias under the command of Skipper David Wollert.

Kaspar Hill, his wife Katharina, and children (Johannes, age 15; Katharina, age 8; Anna maria, age 6) are recorded on the 1767 census of Dönhof in Household No. 74. They had settled there on 18 June 1767.

Kaspar Hill is recorded on the 1798 census of Dönhof in Household No. Dh053.

His daughter Elisabeth is recorded on the 1798 census of Dönhof in Household No. Dh055.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Kaspar Hill came from the German region of Isenburg.

Sources: 

- 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): Dh053, Dh055.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 1 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis; 1999): 361.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #1919.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Volga Colonies