Schnarr (Stahl am Karaman)

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Schnarr (Stahl am Karaman)
Шнаръ (Stahl am Karaman)
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Johann Schnarr, a farmer, his wife Dorothea, and children (Anna, age 19; Magdalena, age 16; Johann, age 13; Bartel, age 11; Michael, age 6; Kaspar, age 4) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766.

Both Johann and his wife Dorothea died after arrival in Russia. Their surviving children settled in the Volga German colony of Stahl am Karaman on 22 June 1767 where they are recorded on the 1767 census in Household No. 43 along with the Johann Kraus family. The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Schnarr and Kraus families.

The 1798 census records Johannes Schnarr from Stahl am Karaman living in Dönhof (Dh097).

In 1834, Jakob Schnarr moved from Dönhof to Schwed where he is recorded on the 1834 census in Household No. 12.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Schnarr came from the German region of Dienheim.


- 1834 Census of Schwed (Household No. 12).
- 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): Dh097, Sk26.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 202.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3000.

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Volga Colonies