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According to a publication by the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia titled "File on Those Colonists Departing in 1773; also about their dispatch to Saratov under escort of Kontora Cavalry Seargeant-Major Gomolka and the discharge of several colonists upon payment; No. 25882," the Michael Hohweiler family was from the German village of Hailer.

Michael Hohweiler and Maria Magadalena Stroh were married on 1 March 1758 in Hailer. Maria Magdalena, daughter of Johannes & Susanna Stroh, was born 26 January 1739 and baptized 1 February 1739 in Hailer. Michael and Maria Magdalena had two children according to the Hailer/Meerholz parish records: (1) Georg Ernst, born 11 September 1763 and baptized 16 September 1763, and (2) Johannes, born 24 January 1768 and baptized 27 January 1768.

They arrived in St. Petersburg from L├╝beck aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Martin Friedrich Marcau on 29 May 1773.

Son Johannes is recorded on the 1798 Census of the colony of Stephan in Household No. Sp29.


- Ge-Volga-L on Rootsweb (http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/ger-volga/2009-11/1258657363).
- 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): Sp29.
- Parish records for Hailer.


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