Wolf (Grimm-1)*

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Wolf (Grimm-1)*
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Johann Georg Wolf, his wife Maria, and children (Johann, age 6; Anna, age 3) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 31 July 1766 aboard a Russian ship under the command of Lieutenant Ilyin.

Georg Wolf settled in the Volga German colony of Grimm and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 41 along with his new wife Margaretha.

Georg Wolf, his wife Maria Margaretha, and daughter Katharina are recorded on the 1775 census of Grimm in Household No. 119.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Georg Wolf was a farmer while the 1767 census records that he was a craftsman (Handwerker).

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Georg Wolf came from the German region of Isenburg.

There do not appear to be surviving male descendants of this Wolf family among the Volga German colonies.


- 1775 Grimm Census (Household No. 119).
- 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): Gm060.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 78.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2744.


Brent Mai

Volga Colonies