Löb (Schönchen)*

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Löb (Schönchen)*
Лебъ (Schönchen)*
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Johann Löp [sic], his wife Margaretha, and children (Georg, age 8; Margaretha, age 4) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 21 September 1766.

Johann Löwe, his wife Margaretha, and children (Georg, age 9; Margaretha, age 4) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that both Georg & Margaretha died en route.

Margaretha Löb née Scherlag, evidently the widow of an unnamed Löb, is recorded on the 1798 census of Schönchen in Household No. Sn09 along with the Ludwig Schnurr family. The 1798 census does not record a relationship between the Löb and Schnurr families.

There are no known surviving male lines of this Löb family among the Volga German colonies.


- 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): Sn09.
- Oranienbaum passenger list #6675 [not recorded on the Kuhlberg list published by Igor Plehve].
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #3766-3769.

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Brent Mai

Entry from the Oranienbaum passenger list recording the arrival in Russia of Johann Löb and his family.
Source: Brent Mai.

Volga Colonies