Mai / Maÿ (Kolb)*

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Maÿ (Kolb)*
Mai (Kolb)*
Май (Kolb)*
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Johann Adam Maÿ was born 12 October 1749 in the German village of Langendiebach.

He arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 18 June 1766 aboard the ship Die Perle with skipper Thomson at the helm. He is recorded on the arrival records in Oranienbaum as the servant of Johann Heinrich Büchsenschütz.

He settled in the Volga German colony of Kolb on 13 May 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 25 as a daylaborer (Lohnarbeiter).

Adam is still living in Kolb at the time of the 1798 Census and is recorded there in Household No. Ko17.

He does not appear to have had any surviving male descendants through which this Maÿ family continues 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): 583.
- Parish records of Langendiebach.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 391.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1068.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #0454.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Maggie Hein

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies