Schu(h)macher (Pobochnaya)*

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Schuhmacher (Pobochnaya)*
Schumacher (Pobochnaya)*
Шумахеръ (Pobochnaya)*
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Johann Kaspar Schuhmacher, his wife Anna Elisabeth Schukart, and daughter (Anna Elisabeth, age 6-months) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 2 July 1772 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Hartwig.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Pobochnaya on 4 July 1773. They are recorded on a 1773 list of Pobochnaya settlers (No. 9).

Georg Schuhmacher is recorded on the 1798 census of Kolb in Household No. Ko44. It is believed that he is a descendant of this Schuhmacher family.

The death of Georg Schuhmacher in 1832 is recorded on the 1834 census of Kolb in Household No. 27.

There are no known surviving male lines of this Schuhmacher family among the Volga German colonies.


- 1773 Pobochnaya Census (Household No. 9).
- 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): Ko44.

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Brent Mai

Volga Colonies