Schwen(t)zel

Spelling Variations: 
Schwenzel
Schwentzel
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Konrad Schwenzel was born in approximately 1791 in Bavaria.  He served in Napoleon's army and fought against the Russians.  He was captured by the Russians, and in 1812, was settled in the Volga German colony of Dehler.

He is recorded on the 1834 Dehler Census in Household No. 52. His death is recorded on the 1850 Dehler Census, but the exact year is not recorded.

Sources: 

- 1834 Dehler Census.
- 1850 Dehler Census.
- Belousov, S.V. "Prisoners of war of Napoleon's army in the Volga region: the arrangement, content, relationships with the local population." Bulletin of the Samara State University, No. 1 (Samara, Russia: Samara State University, 2006): 48-55.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Volga Colonies