Neff (Nieder-Monjou)

Spelling Variations: 
Neff (Nieder-Monjou)
Нефъ (Nieder-Monjou)
Näff (Nieder-Monjou)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

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

Johann Conrad Neeff, his wife Anna Catharina, and son Johannes (age 4-weeks) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Nieder-Monjou on 3 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 81.

In 1786, Konrad Neff moved from Nieder-Monjou to the Caucasus.

In 1798, Kaspar Neff moved from Rosenheim to Nieder-Monjou.

Kaspar Neff is recorded on the 1811 census of Nieder-Monjou in Household No. 62 along with a note that he relocated to the colony of Susannental [year not recorded].

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Konrad Neff came from the German region of Hessen while the 1767 census records that he came from the Mainz region.


- 1811 Nieder-Monjou Census (Household No. 62).
- 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): Nm63, Mv1906, Mv2483.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 202.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4705.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #2870-2872.

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Volga Colonies