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Mattias Wahn, his wife Katharina, and children (Louisa, age 5; Johann, age 1½) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Franz Nikolaus Schröder.

Mattias Wahn, a miller (Müller), and his wife Katharina are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Beauregard in Household No. 24 along with a note that they settled in the Volga German colony of Biberstein in 1768.

The 1767 census records that Mattias Wahn came from the German village of Schwabenheim. [This is believed to be Pfaffen-Schwabenheim because a number of other Volga German families came from the neighboring village of Sprendlingen.]


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 200.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6798.


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