Mai / Maÿ (Nieder-Monjou)

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Maÿ (Nieder-Monjou)
Mai (Nieder-Monjou)
Май (Nieder-Monjou)
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Anton Maÿ & Rosina Sievert were married on 7 June 1766 in St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Lübeck.

Anton Mai, a farmer, and his wife Anna arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.

Anthon May and his wife Maria are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Anna died after arrival in Russia. Anton settled in the Volga German colony of Nieder-Monjou on 3 August 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census as a widower in Household No. 94.

In 1789, Anton's widow Anna Maria Maÿ and her children moved from Schönchen to Wittmann.

They are recorded on the 1798 census of Wittmann in Household No. Wm08.

The 1767 census records that Anton Mai came from the German village of Gladbach in the Mainz region. A pair of Gladbach villages (Niedergladbach and Obergladbach), as part of the Merlau Treaty in 1583, were exchanged for two villages in the Pfalz. This exchange left the Gladbach villages in the territory of the Electorate of Mainz (Kurmainz).


- 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): Wm08; Mv2615.
- 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): #74.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 204.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4462.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #6138-6139.

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Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies