Holzmann (Leichtling)

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Holzmann (Leichtling)
Гольцманъ (Leichtling)
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Johann Holzmann, a farmer, his wife Gertruda, and his children (Johann [Georg], age 17½; Samuel, age 8; Margaretha, age 16; Katharina, age 14) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 20 May 1766 aboard the Russian galliot Catharina Eleonora under the command of Skipper Peter Röder.

Johann died and Gertruda remarried to Georg Danner with whom they had arrived in Oranienbaum.

The combined Danner/Holzmann family settled in the Volga German colony of Leichtling on 14 May 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 34.

The 1834 census of Leichtling records in Household No. 88 that Peter Holzmann moved from Leichtling to Göbel in 1832. The 1834 census of Göbel records in Household No. 130 that they had arrived from Leichtling in 1831.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Holzmann came from the German region of Bamberg.


- 1834 Göbel Census (Household No. 130).
- 1834 Leichtling Census (Household No. 88).
- 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): Lg03, Lg36.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 58.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #255.


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