Schwemmler (Dinkel)

Spelling Variations: 
Schwemmler (Dinkel)
Швемлеръ (Dinkel)
Settled in the Following Colonies: 
Discussion & Documentation: 

Johann[es] Schwemmler, a farmer, his wife Anna Katharina, and children (Anna Margaretha, age 10; Johann Michael, age 7½; Regina Rebekka, age 2) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard the Danish galliot Engel Rafail under the command of Skipper Konstadt.

Widower Johannes Schwemler and his children (Johanna Elisabeth, age 11; Johann Michel, age 7) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Johann Schwemmler, a farmer, and his daughter Johanna Elisabeth (age 12) are recorded on the 1767 census of Laub in Household No. 64 along with a note that his wife had died back in Holstein [Germany] and that he relocated to the colony of Dinkel in 1768.

The widow and son (Johann Ludwig) of Johann Schwemmler are recorded on the 1798 census of Dinkel in Household No. Dn09.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann[es] Schwemmler came from the German region of Heilbronn. The 1767 census records that Johann Schwimmler came from the German village of Erschten Hellbrun [?] in the region of Holstein.


- 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): Dn09.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 35.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #3446.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #2192-2194

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Brent Mai

Volga Colonies