Karl (Schönchen)

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Karl (Schönchen)
Карлъ (Schönchen)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

An article by Wilhelm Funk records the following going to Russia:

Franz Carl, fabric maker (Zeuchmacher), son of Wencezlaus Carl, a fabric maker (Zeuchmacher) in Teutschbrod [Deutschbrod] in Bohemia, Catholic, & Elis. Magdal. Hörner, daughter of the deceased Joh. Hörner, a master mason (Maurermeister) in Leuterschausen in the area of Ansbach, Lutheran, were married on 17 June 1766 in the Lutheran Church in Wöhrd.

Franz Karl, a farmer, and his wife Katharina settled in the Volga German colony of Schönchen on 17 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 10.

In 1774, Joseph Karl and his family moved from Schönchen to Moscow.

Franz Karl and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Schönchen in Household No. Sn33.

The 1767 census records that Franz Karl came from the German village of Neuhof.


- Funk, Wilhelm. "Deutsche a Is russische Colonisten: ausgezogen aus dem Wöhrder Traubuch 1766/67." Blätter für fränkische Familienkunde, 1:3 (1926): 101-107.
- 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): Sn33, Sn44, Mv2595.
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt. German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #829.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 107.

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Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies