Block (Walter-2)

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Block (Walter-2)
Блокъ (Walter-2)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Widow Anna Block, whose husband had been a farmer, and her son Johann [Martin] (age 25) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 14 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Reders.

Widow Cunigunda Block and her son Johann Martin (age 25) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Widow Anna Kunigunde Block and her son Martin (age 25) settled in the Volga German colony of Walter in 10 September 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 102.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Anna Block came from the German region of Hessen. The 1767 census records that they came from the German village of Höckersdorf in Hessen-Darmstadt.


- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Wt005.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis; 2008): 318.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6542.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #8071-8072.

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Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies