Volmer (Schaffhausen)

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Volmer (Schaffhausen)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Philipp Volmer, a hosier (Strumpfwirker), his wife Anna, and children (Kaspar, age 10; Charlotta, age 3) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard the ship Der Junge Heinrich under the command of Sipper Heinrich Niemann.

They are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Nieder-Monjou in Household No. 74 along with a note that they relocated to the Volga German colony of Schaffhausen in 1768.

In 1785, Kaspar Volmer moved from Schaffhausen to Katharinenstadt.

The 1767 census records that Philipp Volmer came from the German village of Wabern?.

Sources: 

- 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): Ka037, Mv2538.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 217.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #7212.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies