Stahl (Stahl am Karaman)

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Stahl (Stahl am Karaman)
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There are two Stahl families that settled in the Volga German colony of Stahl am Karaman on 9 July 1766. They both immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) arriving in the city of Schleswig on 9 May 1761. Their relation ship to each other is not recorded.

(1) Jakob Stahl, his wife Agatha, and daughter Barbara (age 10) arrived in Schleswig. They are recorded on the 1767 census of Stahl am Karaman in Household No. 4.

(2) Friedrich Stahl and his first wife Margaretha Melchert arrived in Schleswig. Margaretha died in Denmark on 13 March 1763. Friedrich remarried on 31 August 1763 to Wiebke Christians. Friedrich & Wiebke are recorded on the 1767 census of Stahl am Karaman in Household No. 10.

The Eichhorns record that Friedrich Stahl came from the German region of Baden-Durlach and that Jakob Stahl came from the German region of Württemberg. The 1767 census records that they both came from the German city of Stuttgart in the Württemberg region.


- Eichhorn, Alexander, Jacob & Mary Eichhorn. The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766 (Deiningen, Germany: Drukerei und Verlag Steinmeier GmbH & Co. Kg, 2012): B-1616, B-1618.
- 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): Sk34.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 192, 194.


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Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies