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Martin Ziegemann, a farmer, his wife Kunigunda, and children (Michael, age 15; Lorenz, age 7; Barbara, age 4) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Heinrich Sager.

Martin Ziegmann [sic], his wife Cunigunda, and children (Michel [sic], age 16; Laurentius, age 8; Barbara, age 5) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Hölzel on 11 September 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 18.

Johannes Ziegemann from Hölzel and his family are recorded on the 1834 census of Seelmann in Household No. 98.

The 1767 census records that Martin Ziegemann came from the German village of Treunitz in the Bamberg region.


- 1834 Hölzel Census (Household No. 83).
- 1834 Seelmann Census (Household No. 98).
- 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): Hz41, Hz42.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 113.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6199.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #7754-7758.

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