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Wilhelm Wollmann, a farmer, his wife Eva, and their children (Tobias, age 10; Christoph, age 8) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the ship Der Jager under the command of Skipper Gabriel Wild.

Wilhelm died and Eva remarried to Johannes Winter. They settled in the Volga German colony of Straub on 12 July 1767.  Eva died there on 27 October 1767. The surviving members of the Wollmann and Winter families are recorded on the 1767 census in Household No. 52.

Tobias Wohlmann and his son Johann Wilhelm (age ½) are recorded on the 1811 census of Straub in Household No. 15 along with a note that they relocated to the colony of Neu-Straub [year not recorded].

Tobias Wohlmann and his family are recorded on the 1834 census of Neu-Straub in Household No. 15.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Wilhelm Wollmann came from the German region of Nassau.


- 1811 Straub Census (Household No. 15).
- 1834 Neu-Straub Census (Household No. 15).
- 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): Sr15.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 242.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2198.

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