Barth (Yagodnaya Polyana)

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Barth (Yagodnaya Polyana)
Бартъ (Yagodnaya Polyana)
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Christian Barth, a weaver, his wife Maria, and children (Anna, age 7; Johann [Nikolaus], age 3; Adam, age 2) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 14 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Reders.

Christian Barth, his wife Anna Maria, and sons (Joh. Nickel [sic], age 3; Joh. Adam [age not recorded]) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that son Joh. Adam died en route.

Orphaned son Johann Nikolaus Barth (age 4) is recorded on the 1767 census of Yagodnaya Polyana in Household No. 60 along with the Simon Block family. The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Barth and Block families.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Christian Barth came from the German region of Pfalz.


- 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): Yp05.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 189.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6435.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #8294-8297.

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