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There are two Ihl families that settled in the Volga German colony of Zug. They both arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.

(1) Philipp Ihl, a single farmer, arrived in Lübeck and is recorded on the 1798 census of Zug in Household No. Zg21.

(2) Adam Ihl, his wife Elisabeth, and children (Anna, age 12; Elisabeth, age 10; Adam, age 5), arrived in Lübeck.

They are recorded on the 1798 census of Zug in Household No. Zg30.

The 1767 census records that both Adam & Philipp Ihl came from the German region of Mainz.


- 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): Zg21, Zg30.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #5411, #5416.


Brent Mai

Volga Colonies