Konrad (Semenovka)

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Konrad (Semenovka)
Conrad (Semenovka)
Конрадъ (Semenovka)
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Jakob Konrad, a farmer, his wife Anna Maria, and his sons (Johann Heinrich, age 17; Nikolaus, age 12½; and Johann Peter, age 12) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 13 September 1766 aboard the Russian galliot Citadel under the command of Midshipman Grigory Bukharin.

Jacob Conradt [sic], Maria Cunigunda, and sons (Johann Henrich, age 18; Joh. Nicolaus, age 12; Johann Peter, age 2) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that son Johann Peter died en route.

Jakob is recorded on the 1767 census of Semenovka in household No. 27 with a new wife (Barbara, age 23) and his sons (Johann Heinrich, age 18, and Nikolaus, age 13). They had settled in Semenovka on 24 July 1767.

In 1790, widow Barbara Konrad and her children moved form Semenovka to Husaren. They are recorded in Husaren on the 1798 census in Households No. Hn23 (Barbara and her children) & Hn25 (her stepson Heinrich Konrad and his family). Nikolaus Konrad remained in Semenovka where he is recorded on the 1798 census in Household No. Se37.

In 1825, Peter Konrad (Jakob & Barbara's son who was born approximately 1778) and his family moved from Husaren to Hildmann.

The 1767 census records that Jakob Konrad came from the German village of Becherbach in the region of Durlach. The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Jakob Konrad came from the German region of Zweibrücken. These two references point to the village of Becherbach (rather than Becherbach bei Kim, which is also in Kreis Bad Kreuznach).


- 1834 Census of Husaren.
- 1857 Census of Hildmann.
- 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): Hn23, Hn25, Se37, Mv2736.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 184.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5246.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #8375-8379.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Brent Mai

Max Greco

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