Schwab (Schwab)

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Schwab (Schwab)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

There are two Schwab families that settled in the Volga German colony of Schwab on 8 July 1767. Their relationship to each other is not recorded.

(1) Georg Schwab, a farmer, and his wife Elisabeth Margaretha are recorded on the 1767 census of Schwab in Household No. 1 where he is recorded as the colony's mayor (Vorsteher).

(2) Peter Schwab, a farmer, and his wife Maria Katharina are recorded on the 1767 census of Schwab in Household No. 4 along with her son Johann Konrad (age 5) [surname not recorded].

The 1767 census records that both Georg Schwab and Peter Schwab came from the German village of Rohnstadt.

Sources: 

- 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): Sb11, Sb12.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 127, 128.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies