Wahl (Ober-Monjou)

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Wahl (Ober-Monjou)
Валь (Ober-Monjou)
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Johann Wahl, a farmer, his wife Christina, and children (Andreas, age 15; Ursula, age 14) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.

Johann Wahl, his wife [new?] Catharina, and children (Ursula, age 17; Johann Andreas, age 14; Johannes, age ¾) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that the father Johann died en route.

Surviving son Johannes [Andreas] settled in the Volga German colony of Ober-Monjou on 7 June 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 16 along with the Johann Ernst Gründler family. The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Wahl and the Gründler families.

In 1780, Andreas Wahl moved from Ober-Monjou to Wittmann.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Wahl came from the German region of Schönbach.


- 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): Wm30, Mv2052.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 293.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1366.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #1360-1364.

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Volga Colonies