Schamne / Chaminé

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Discussion & Documentation: 

Nikolaus Chaminé, a farmer, and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Louis on 14 June 1766.

They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 12.

In 1788, Anton Chaminé moved from Graf to Mariental. Descendants of the Schamne family in Graf moved to Herzog.

Over the years, this family adopted a German spelling of Schamne.

The 1767 census records that Nikolaus Chaminé came from the German region of Trier.


- 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): Gf24, Mt16, Mv0727.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 82.

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