Schwab (Dönhof)

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Schwab (Dönhof)
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Johann Schwab, a farmer, his wife Anna Maria [sic], and children (Elisabeth, age 24; Anna Maria, age 22; Margaretha, age 20; Johann, age 18; Peter, age 9) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the ship Der Junge Mathias under the command of Skipper David Wollert.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Dönhof on 18 June 1767. Widow Anna Margaretha [sic] and several of the children are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 54.

The 1767 census records that Anna Margaretha Schwab came from the German village of Köthen in the Stollberg 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): Dh033, Dh048.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 355.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1926.


Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies