Tag(g) (Nieder-Monjou)

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Tag(g) (Nieder-Monjou)
Тагъ (Nieder-Monjou)
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Georg Tagg, a weaver, his wife Julianna, and children (Johann [Heinrich], age 15; Julianna, age 12) and single grown son Heinrich arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.

Joh. Georg Tag, his wife Anna Juliana, and children (Johann Heinrich, age 23; Conrad, age 20; Johannes Heinrich, age 15; Johanna, age 12) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that son Conrad died en route.

The children settled in the Volga German colony of Nieder-Monjou on 3 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 28 along with oldest son Heinrich's new wife Anna.

Heinrich Tagg and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Basel in Household No. Bs20. [The surname is recorded as Dach on the 1798 census, but subsequent documents record the surname as Tagg.]

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that the Tagg family came from the German region of Riedesel. The 1767 census records that they came from the German village of Rieden.


- 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): Bs20, Nm27.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 191.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4687, #4689.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #2817-2822.

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