Johann Philip Rahn, son of Martin Rahn, and Anna Elisabetha Dietz, daughter of Peter Dietz, married in Sellnrod on 30 January 1742. Anna Elisabetha Dietz had been born on 9 June 1718. They have five children, all born in Sellnrod: (1) Johann Peter, 17 November 1742; (2) Johann Jacob, 20 August 1744; (3) Johann Conrad, 3 December 1748; (4) Johannes, 1 October 1757; and (5) Johann Heinrich, 16 October 1760.
Johann Philipp Rohn, a farmer, and his family 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 Walter on 25 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 67.
The 1767 census records that Philipp Rohn came from the German village of Zell-Romrod [sic] in the Hessen-Darmstadt area.
The surname is generally spelled “Rohn” in later records.
- 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): Wt082, Wt084, Wt109, Wt120.
- Parish records of Sellnrod.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 310.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6370, #6371, #6372, #6373.