Zahn (Biberstein-2)

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Zahn (Biberstein-2)
Цанъ (Biberstein-2)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Ludwig Wilh. Zahn, a miller (Müller), & Charlotta Losch, both from the area of Darmstadt, were married on 20 August 1766 in Pastor Bruns's house in Lübeck. The marriage is recorded in the parish register of St. Jacob's Lutheran Church in Lübeck.

Ludwig Wilhelm Zahn, a miller (Müller), and his wife Charlotta arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Gabriel Wild.

Ludwig Wilhelm Zahn is recorded on an appendix of Beauregard recruits to the 1767 census (No. 19) along with his [new] wife Dorothea and orphaned brothers Christian Reichert (age 13), Johannes Reichert (age 11), and Martin Reichert (age 5) [published by Igor Plehve with surname of Reier]. There is no relationship recorded between the Zahn and Reichert families.

They evidently settled in the Volga German colony of Biberstein.

In 1771, Louisa Holtz moved from Boisroux and married Ludwig Zahn in Biberstein.  She took her son Gottfried with her.

The 1767 census records that Ludwig Wilhelm Zahn came from the German village of Wirbelau.


- 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): Bb27, Mv0268.
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt, German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #290.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 353.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6948.

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Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies