Wolffanger (Seelmann-1)*

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Wolffanger (Seelmann-1)*
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Jakob Wolffanger, a silk weaver? (Spinner), his wife Maria Elisabeth, and stepdaughter Anna Maria [surname not recorded] (age 10) are recorded on the 1767 census of Seelmann in Household No. 50. They settled there on 5 September 1767.

The 1767 census records that Jakob Wolffanger came from the German village of Landau in the Alsace region.

There are no known surviving male lines of this family among the Volga German colonies.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 159.


Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies