Neuhard / Neihard (Semenovka)

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Neuhard (Semenovka)
Neihard (Semenovka)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Johann[es] Neuhard and his wife Katharina arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard the galliot Johannes under the command of Skipper Stahl.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Semenovka on 24 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 40.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Neuhard was a student while the 1767 census records that he was a farmer.

The 1767 census records that Johannes Neuhard came from the German village of Schmalnau in the Fulda region.


- 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): Se13.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 188.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6314.


Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies