Lehmann (Bettinger / Kaneau / Susannental)

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Lehmann (Bettinger / Kaneau / Susannental)
Леманъ (Bettinger / Kaneau / Susannental)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

There are 4 Lehmann families that travelled together to Russia. Their relationship to each other, if any, needs further research.

They arrived together from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 10 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Nikolaus Peter Pink.

(1) Widow Maria Mekler [sic] and her children (Maria, age 14; Martin, age 13; Gottlieb, age 11) arrived in Oranienbaum.

Maria Lehmann and her children (Maria, age 14; Martin, age 13; Gottlieb, age 11) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a a note that Gottlieb died en route.

Martin Lehmann (age 14) and his sister Maria (age 15) are recorded on the 1767 census of Bettinger in Household No. 19 along with their stepfather Jakob Hildebrandt.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Maria Mekler [sic] came from the German village of Oranienbaum. The 1767 census does not record from where the Lehmann children came.

(2) Johann Gottfried Lehmann from Oranienbaum, son of the day laborer (Tagelöhners) Martin Lehmann from Rothehaus (bei Möhlau) married in Coswig to Maria Elisabeth Schmidt.

Gottfried Lehmann, a farmer, and his wife Maria arrived in Oranienbaum.

Gottfriedt Lehmann and his wife Johanna are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Bettinger on 3 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 21.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Gottfried Lehmann came from the German village of Oranienbaum. The 1767 census records that he came from the German region of Dessau.

(3) Christoph Lehmann, a single man, arrived in Oranienbaum.

Christoph Lehmann is recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

He settled in the Volga German colony of Susannental on 3 August 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 30 along with his new wife Maria.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Christoph Lehmann was a farmer from the German region of Krossen. The 1767 census records that he was a Prussian Canonier (preußischer Kanonier) from Krossen.

(4) Gottlieb Heimann [sic], a farmer, and his wife Maria arrived in Oranienbaum.

Joh. Gottlieb Lehmann and his wife Maria Elisabeth are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that Maria Elisabeth died en route.

Gottlieb Lehmann, a teacher (Lehrer), and his [new] wife Eva are recorded on the 1767 census of Paulskaya in Household No. 7 along with a note that they relocated to the colony of Kaneau in 1768. They had settled in Paulskaya on 5 March 1767.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Gottlieb Helmann [sic] came from the German region of Sachsen (Saxony). The 1767 census records that Gottlieb Lehmann came from the German village of Zeitz.

Sources: 

- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Bt01.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 135,136.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 333.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 265.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4344, #4345, #4346, #4349.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #5110-5118.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Brent Mai

Karl Becker

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