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Joachim Mihm, a farmer, his wife Maria, children (Anna Margaretha, age 10; Konrad, age 8; Anna Maria, age 6; Maria Elisabeth, age 3), and his mother Anna arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard the galliot Johannes under the command of Skipper Stahl.

Joachim Mihm, his wife Maria Magdalena, children (Anna Maria, age 10; Anna Margaretha, age 8; Conradt, age 6; Mari Elisabeth, age 2), and his mother Anna are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that daughter Anna Maria and his mother Anna both died en route.

Joachim Mihm, his wife Maria Magdalena, and children (Anna Margaretha, age 11; Konrad, age 9) are recorded on the 1767 census of Semenovka along with a note that Joachim is serving as the colony's mayor (Vorsteher). They had settled in Semenovka on 24 July 1767.

The 1767 census records that Joachim Mihm came from the German village of Althausen in the Fulda region.

There are no known surviving male lines of this family 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): Se18.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 177.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6348.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #8549-8555.

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