Hill (Schaffhausen)

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Hill (Schaffhausen)
Гиль (Schaffhausen)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

There are two Hill families from Schaffhausen. Their relationship to each other, if any, requires further research.

(1) Nikolaus Hill, a tailor (Schneider), and his wife Elisabeth are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Paulskaya in Household No. 39.

Nikolaus Hill from Schaffhausen and his stepson Johann Helbrecht are recorded on the 1798 census of Bettinger in Household No. Bt17.

The 1767 census records that Nikolaus Hill came from the German village of Snetning [?].

(2) In 1785, Herman Hill and his family moved from Schaffhausen to the Caucasus.


- 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): Bt17, Mv2537.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 359.


Brent Mai

Volga Colonies