Russ

Spelling Variations: 
Russ
Русъ
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Christian Russ, a cobbler (Schuhmacher), his wife Maria, and son Johann Martin (age 17) are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Boisroux in Household No. 60 along with a note that they relocated to the colony of Meinhard in 1768.

Son [Johann] Martin Russ from Meinhard is recorded on the 1798 census of Kind in Household No. Kd01.

The 1767 census records that Christan Russ came from the German village of Westerburg.

Sources: 

- 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): Kd01.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 173.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies