Schwab (Semenovka-1)

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Schwab (Semenovka-1)
Швабъ (Semenovka-1)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

There are three Schwab families that settled in the Volga German colony of Semenovka. Two of them are believed to be related because it is recorded on the 1767 census that they both came from Eichstätt in the region of Kurmainz.

(1) Mattias Schwab, a farmer, and his wife Marianna arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 13 September 1766 aboard the galliot Die Perle under the command of Skipper Thomson.

Mattheus Schwab and his wife Catharina are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Matthias Schwab, a farmer, and his family settled in Semenovka on 24 July 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 28.

Mattias Schwab and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Schwab in Household No. Se35.

(2) Kaspar Schwab, a single farmer, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 13 September 1766 aboard the galliot Die Perle under the command of Skipper Thomson.

Caspar Schwab is recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Kaspar Schwab, a farmer, and his wife Katharina [Ritz] are recorded on the 1767 census of Semenovka in Household No. 30. They had settled in Semenovka on 24 July 1767.

Kaspar Schwab, his wife Katharina Ritz, and their family are recorded on the 1798 census of Semenovka in Household No. Se07.

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): Se07, Se35.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 185.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6256, $6259.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #8556-8558.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies