Schütz (Ober-Monjou)

Spelling Variations: 
Schütz (Ober-Monjou)
Шицъ (Ober-Monjou)
Шитцъ (Ober-Monjou)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

[Christian] Heinrich Schulze [sic], his wife Marianna, and children (Simon, age 16; Heinrich, age 11; Anna Maria, age 9; Margaretha, age 4; Cornelius, age 2) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1767 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.

Heinr. Schutze [sic], his wife Mariana, and children (Joh. Simon, age 17; Heinr. Nicolaus, age 11; Anna Maria, age 9; Margar. Wilhelmina, age 4; Joh. Cornelius, age 2) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Ober-Monjou on 7 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 54.

The 1767 census of Ober-Monjou records that Heinrich Schütz relocated in 1768 to the colony of Katharinenstadt, but the movement tables accompanying the 1767 census of Ober-Monjou record that in 1769, Christian Schütz and his family moved from Ober-Monjou to Katharinenstadt.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Heinrich Schulze [sic] was a farmer. The 1767 census records that Heinrich Schütz [sic] was a merchant (Kaufmann).

The 1767 census records that Heinrich Schütz [sic] came from the German village of Albstadt [?] in the Schwaben 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): Mv2030.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 302.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1243.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #1283-1289.

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Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies