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Johann[es] Moschau [sic], a farmer, his wife Christina, and children (Johann age 3½; Maria, age ¼) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 13 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Johann Grapp.

Johannes Monschou [sic] and his daughter Catharina (age ¼) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that daughter Catharina had died en route.

Johannes Moschau and his new wife Elisabeth settled in the Volga German colony of Rothammel on 21 August 1767 where they are recorded on the 1767 census in Household No. 24 along with Johann (surname not recorded, age 12), Elisabeth's son by a previous marriage.

The 1767 census records that Johannes Moschau came from the German village of Alsheim in the Kurpfalz 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): Rt28.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 86.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5921.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschen6471-6472bach, 2017): #6471-6472.

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