Schwab (Straub)

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Schwab (Straub)
Швабъ (Straub)
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Carl Friedrich Schwab from Bischofsheim & Anna Maria Schuhmann from Müntzfelden were married on 23 April 1766 in the City Lutheran Church of Friedberg.

Karl [Friedrich] Schwab, a single man, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 18 June 1766 aboard the ship Die Jungfer Friederika under the command of Skipper Christian Korsholm.

He settled in the Volga German colony of Straub on 12 May 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 14 along with his new wife Katharina.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Karl Schwab was a farmer while the 1767 census records that he was a tailor (Schneider).

The 1767 census records that Karl Friedrich Schwab came from the German village of Bischoffsheim in the Kurmainz region.


- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt, German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #333.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 232.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #961.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies