Wolf (Schäfer-1)

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Wolf (Schäfer-1)
Вольфъ (Schäfer-1)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Johann [Friedrich] Wolf, a craftsman (Handwerker), and his wife settled in the Volga German colony of Schäfer on 1 August 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 16.

The children of the deceased Friedrich Wolf (Rudolf, age 21; Katharina Elisabeth, age 19; Johann Gottlieb, age 15) are recorded on the 1798 census of Schäfer in Household No. Sf13 along with their stepfather Philipp Wellinger. A note records that Rudolph Wolf was working in the colony of Rosenheim.

Rudolf Wolf from Schäfer and his sons are recorded on the 1811 census of Nieder-Monjou in Household No. 32 along with a note that he had arrived in Nieder-Monjou from Schäfer in 1803.

Gottlieb Wolf is recorded on the 1834 census of Schäfer in Household No. 26 along with a note that he relocated to the colony of Orlovskaya in 1830.

The 1767 census records that Johann Wolf came from the German village of Breslau in the region of Schlesien (Silesia).


- 1811 Nieder-Monjou Census (Household No. 32).
- 1834 Schäfer Census (Household No. 26).
- 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): Sf13.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 93.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies