Wagner (Basel)

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Wagner (Basel)
Вагнеръ (Basel)
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It is believed that widower Jakob Peter Erb married the widow Elisabeth Wagner. He had 1 son (Johannes) from his previous marriage, and she had 3 children (Ludwig, Georg, & Katharina) from her previous marriage.

Peter Erb, a turner, his wife Elisabeth, children (Johann, age 10; Daniel, age 2½), and [step-]children (Ludwig [Wagner], age 16; Georg [Wagner], age 13; Katharina [Wagner], age 4) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.

Jacob Peter Erb, his wife Elisabetha, children (Johannes, age 11; Daniell, age 2½; Joh. Georg, age 4-weeks), and [step-]children (Ludwig [Wagner], age 17¼; Georg Nicolaus, age 14; Catarina, age 5) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that father Jacob Peter and son Daniell died en route.

Widow Elisabeth Erb and sons (Johannes, age 12; Georg Wilhelm, age 9-months) are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Paulskaya in Household No. 19 along with three Wagner children (Ludwig, age 17; Georg Nikolaus, age 13; Katharina, age 5). The relationship between the Erb and Wagner families is not recorded.

Ludwig Wagner is recorded on the 1798 census of Basel in Household No. Bs38.

Nikolaus Wagner from Basel and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Biberstein in Household No. Bb39.

Neither the Oranienbaum passenger list nor the 1767 census record from where the Wagner siblings came.


- 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): Bs38, Bs39.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 354.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #5503.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #3497-3504.

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Volga Colonies