Rost (Hölzel)

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Rost (Hölzel)
Ростъ (Hölzel)
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Johann[es] Rost, a farmer, his wife Margaretha, and children (Anna, age 20; Wolfgang, age 19; Kunigunda, age 14; Pankrat [sic], age 10; Kunigunda, age 9; Heinrich, age 4) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Heinrich Sager.

Johannes Rost, his wife Margretha, and children (Anna, age 21; Wolffgang, age 18; Cunigunda, age 16; Henrich, age 11; Anna Cunigunda, age 8; Pancratius, age 6; Veronica, born en route) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that son Wolffgang died en route.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Hölzel on 11 September 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 2.

The 1767 census records that Johann Rost came from the German village of Hirschaid in the Bramberg 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): Hz12.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 109.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6196.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #7616-7624.

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Pre-Volga Origin

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