Janson (Rosenheim)

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Janson (Rosenheim)
Jansen (Rosenheim)
Jansohn (Rosenheim)
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Michael Janson, a bread baker (Semmelbäcker), settled in the Volga German colony of Rosenheim on 27 July 1765. Michael, his wife Anna Maria Orden, and children (Anna Maria, age 4; Martin Friedrich, age 1) are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 36.

Michael Janson's son Johann Adam Janson was born 2 February 1768 in Rosenheim and died 10 June 1840 in Krasnoyar.

In 1788, Friedrich Jansen moved from Stahl am Karaman to Krasnoyar. In 1790, Johann Jakob Jansen moved from Stahl am Karaman to Krasnoyar.

The 1767 census records that Michael Janson came from the German village of Ikelmein [?] in Prussia.


- 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): Ks069, Ks095, Mv2803, Mv2808.
- Parish records of Krasnoyar.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 71.

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Brent Mai

Ilya Mauter

Signature of Friedrich Jansohn, Vorsteher (mayor), from the 1816 Census of Krasnoyar.
Source: Ilya Mauter.

Volga Colonies