Ott (Stahl am Karaman)
Melchior Ott, a farmer, his wife Susanna, and sons (Johann, age 20; Michael, age 16; Johann [again], age 12) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766. Melchior died after arriving in Russia.
His widow and children settled in the Volga German colony of Stahl am Karaman on 22 June 1767 where they are recorded on the 1767 census in Household No. 30.
Johann Michael Ott and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Stahl am Karaman in Household No. Sk12. A note on the 1798 census records that his son, also Johann Michael Ott, is living in Saratov training to be a joiner.
Johannes Ott from Stahl am Karaman is recorded on the 1798 census of Krasnoyar in Household No. Ks115.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Melchior Ott came from the German region of Dienheim while the 1767 census records that his children came from the German region of Querfurt.
- 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): Ks115, Sk12.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 198.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2980.