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Marx [sic] Langmacher & Margaretha Janssen were married 16 June 1766 in St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Lübeck.

Max Langmacher, a carpenter (Zimmermann), and his wife Margaretha arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard the Danish galliot Engel Rafail under the command of Skipper Konstadt.

They settled in the Volga German colony of  Stahl am Tarlyk on 11 August 1767. His wife died during the transport of Lieutenant Riessmann.  He remarried to Wibke Krus, the widow of Jakob Krus. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Households No. 68 & 69.

Nikolaus Heinrich Langmacher, presumed son of Max Langmacher, is recorded on the 1798 census of Stahl am Tarlyk in Household No. St17.

Nikolaus Heinrich Langmacher is recorded on the 1834 census of Stahl am Tarlyk as Klaus Heinrich Langmacher in Household No. 98.

The 1767 census records that Markus [Max?] Langmacher came from the German village of Heist in Holstein.


- 1834 Stahl am Tarlyk Census (Households No. 20, 98).
- 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): St17.
- 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): #96.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 219.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3471.

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