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Christian Wolfgang, a farmer, his wife Margaretha and children (Elisabeth, age 12; Johann[es], age 8½) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard the snow-brig Der Merkur under the command of Skipper Johann Heinrich Abelmann.

Christian Wolfgang, his wife Margaretha, and children (Juliana Elisabeth, age 14; Johannes, age 12) are recorded on the 1767 census of Sewald in Household No. 32. They had settled there on 20 August 1767.

The 1767 census records that Christian Wolfgang came from the German village of Pischeldorf.

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): 174.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3341.

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Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

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