Menges (Shcherbakovka)*

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Menges (Shcherbakovka)*
Менгесъ (Shcherbakovka)*
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Leonhard Menges from Senck & Anna Regina Mathes, a widow, were married 28 April 1766 in the Lutheran Church of Büdingen.

Leonhard Menges, a farmer, and his family immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) arriving in Flensburg on 12 December 1761. They were released from the Danish colonies on 10 June 1763 and joined the migration to Russia.

Leonhard Menges, a farmer, his wife Anna, and [step?-]son Georg (age 10) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 31 July 1766 aboard a Russian ship under the command of Lieutenant Samuel Gibbs.

It is believed that Leonhard Menges & Anna (the widow Mathes [sic]) did not remain married and that Anna is recorded on the 1767 census of Kaneau in Household No. 57 married to Georg Friedrich Baschka/Paske along with her son Johann Georg Mattis (age 10).

Leonhard Menges, a farmer, his wife Maria Barbara, and [step?-]sons (Georg Philipp, age 15; Georg Nikolaus, age 12; Georg Peter, age 12) [surname Fromm] are recorded on the 1767 census of Shcherbakovka in Household No. 42. They had settled there on 18 August 1767.

The Eichhorns record that Leonhard Menges came from Rohrbach, Amt Lichtenberg, in the Landgrafschaft Hessen-Darmstadt. The Büdingen marriage register records that he came from the German village of Senck. The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Leonhard Menges came from the German region of Darmstadt while the 1767 census records that he came from Denmark.

Sources: 

- 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): #598.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 256.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 255.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2849.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

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