Schwenk (Näb)

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Schwenk (Näb)
Швенкъ (Näb)
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Anna Elisabetha Schwenck, daughter of Johann Matthias Schwenck & Maria Margaretha Laut, was baptized 24 June 1766 in the Lutheran Cathedral (Evangelische Kirche Dom) in Lübeck.

Mathias Schwenk, a hosier (Strumpfwirker), his wife Maria, and children (Johann, age 4; Elisabeth, 8 weeks old) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.

Mathias Schwenck [sic] is recorded on a list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 [alone].

Mathias Schwenk is recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Kaneau (No. 44) along with his [new] wife Anna.

The 1798 census of Näb records Mathias Schwenk in Household No. Nb03.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Mathias Schwenk came from the German region of Nassau. The 1767 census records that he came from the German region of Nassau-Usingen.


- 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): Nb03.
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt. German Migration to the Russian Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #1305.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 271.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5394.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #3177.

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