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According to his memoirs, schoolmaster Johann Georg Möhring married Christiana Stöslin von Stadling, his first wife, on 27 March 1766 in Wöhrd. The newlyweds, his mother-in-law Anna Stöslin (age 70), and sister-in-law Barbara (age 22) departed for Russia on 17 April 1766. Along the way, in Magdeburg, Barbara married druggist Andreas Dalfuss who had been born in the village of Znaim in Moravia.

Johann Georg Möhring, a teacher (Schulmeister), his wife Christina, his mother-in-law Anna, and his sister-in-law Barbara and her husband Andreas Dalfuss arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the ship Die Neue Freiheit von Bremen under the command of Skipper Steingrawer. After several weeks, they set out for Novgorod. Many colonists became ill during this part of the journey, and on 9 September 1766, Christina Stöslin Möhring died and was buried behind the monastery of St. Nikolai, about 3 versts from Novgorod. Johann Georg Möhring remarried the widow of Martin Baßinger.

Johann Georg Möhring, his new wife, and Baßinger stepdaughters settled in the Volga German colony of Jost on 19 August 1767 and he is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 39.

Andreas Dalfuss, his wife Barbara, daughter Justianna, and mother-in-law Anna Stöslin settled in the Volga German colony of Seelmann on 15 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 17.

There are no known surviving male descendants of the Stöslin family among the Volga German colonies.


- Memoirs of Johann Georg Möhring [online]
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 204.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1938, #1965, 1971.

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