Martin (Stahl am Karaman)
There are three Martin families that settled in the Volga German colony of Stahl am Karaman on 22 June 1767. They are assumed to be related.
(1) Magdalena Martin (age 14) and her sisters (Anna Katharina, age 12; Margaretha, age 9; Anna, age 5) are recorded on the 1767 census of Stahl am Karaman in Household No. 45 along with their stepfather Johannes Seibel. Katharina Martin is recorded on the 1798 census of Stahl am Karaman in Household No. Sk37.
(2) Johannes Martin and his wife Elisabeth (the widow of Johann Georg Sierwald) are recorded on the 1767 census of Stahl am Karaman in Household No. 46. They are recorded on the 1798 census of Stahl am Karaman in Household No. Sk04. In 1790, Michael and Adam Martin moved from Stahl am Karaman to Urbach. They are recorded on the 1798 census of Urbach in Household No. 31. [It is believed that Mchael and Adam are sons of Johannes, but further research is needed to confirm this.]
(3) Wilhelm Martin, a farmer, and his wife Anna Margaretha are recorded on the 1767 census of Stahl am Karaman in Household No. 47. In 1788, widow Margaretha Martin and her son Friedrich moved from Stahl am Karaman to Engels.
The 1767 census records that these Martin families came from the German region of Dienheim.
- 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): Sk04, Sk37, Ur31, Mv2806, Mv2807.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 202, 203.