Wolf (Moor)

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Wolf (Moor)
Вольфъ (Moor)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Christoph Wolf, a farmer, his wife Anna, and sons (Johann, age 11; Peter, age 3) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard a Russian packet-boat under the command of Midshipman Mankensey.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Moor on 18 June 1767. Christoph Wolf, a farmer, his wife Johanna Katharina, and sons (Johann Konrad, age 13; Johann Peter, age 5) are recorded on the 1767 census of Moor in Household No. 29.

Peter Wolf and his family (sons: Johann Philipp, age 7; Johann Peter, age 4) are recorded on the 1798 census of Moor in Household No. Mo69 along with a note that he is at his own mill in the colony of Franzosen.

Johann Peter Wolf from Moor and his family are recorded on the 1811 census of Schwed in Household No. 31.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Christoph Wolf came from the German district of Regensburg while the 1767 census records that he came from the German district of Isenburg.


- 1811 Schwed Census (Household No. 31).
- 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): Mo69.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 163.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1180.

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Volga Colonies