Schu(h)mann (Wittmann)

Spelling Variations: 
Schumann (Wittmann)
Schuhmann (Wittmann)
Шуманъ (Wittmann)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Heinrich Schuhmann, a farmer, his wife Katharina, and children (Anton, age 9; Christina, age 4; Katharina, age 1½) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Franz Nikolaus Schröder.

Heinrch Schuhmann, his wife Catharina, and son Anton (age 9) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that son Anton died en route.

Heinrich & Katharina are recorded on an addendum of Beauregard recruits that is appended to the 1767 census in Household No. 77 along with a note that they settled in the Volga German colony of Wittmann.

The 1767 census records that Heinrich Schuhmann came from the German village of Bassenheim.


- 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): Wm16.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 364.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #6922.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #4849-4851.

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Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies