Zimmermann (Schönchen)

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Zimmermann (Schönchen)
Циммерманъ (Schönchen)
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Johann [Georg] Zimmermann, a single miller, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard the pink Cargo under the command of Lieutenant Moses Davydov.

He arrived in the Volga German colony of Katharinenstadt on 3 August 1767 and is recorded there on an appendix to the 1767 census of Katharinenstadt in Household No. 2 along with his new wife, Anna Michel and her children Anna Maria (age 4) and Konrad (age 2).

They resettled to the colony of Schönchen in 1768.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Georg Zimmermann came from the German region of Breslau.


- 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): Sn37, Sn39.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 323.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4433.

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Volga Colonies