Jung (Wittmann)

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Jung (Wittmann)
Юнгъ (Wittmann)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Philipp Jung, a farmer, and his wife Katharina arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Hans Karholm.

Philip Jung and his wife Catharina are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that wife Catharina died en route. Traveling with them was Nikolaus Weidemann, identified later as a stepson.

Philipp Jung is recorded on a list of Beauregard recruits appended to the 1767 census in Household No. 78 along with his new wife Maria [widow of Johannes Sommer] and stepchildren (Nikolaus Weidemann, age 22; Christina Sommer, age 16; Maria Sommer, age 14). The Sommer family had arrived in Oranienbaum on the same ship as the Jungs.

Philipp had arrived in Oranienbaum on the same ship with the Nikolaus Weidemann and the Sommer family.

Since they settled in Wittmann, it is assumed that Philipp Jung settled there also.

The 1767 census records that Philipp Jung came from the German village of Pfaffenbach.


- 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): Wm09.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 364.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #7057, #7059, #7060.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #4525-4527.

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Volga Colonies