Machleit (Yagodnaya Polyana)

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Machleit (Yagodnaya Polyana)
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Johann Mathias Machleit and his wife Dorothea 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 Yagodnaya Polyana on 16 September 1767. Mathias is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 36 along with his new wife Anna Rosina.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Mathias Mahleit was a miller from the German region of Dessau. The 1767 census records that he was a farmer from the German village of Rudolstadt.


- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Yp38.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 2 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis; 2001): 182.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3489.


Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies