Hasselbach (Näb)

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Hasselbach (Näb)
Газельбахъ (Näb)
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Johann [Philipp] Hasselbach, a farmer, his wife Anna, and their children (Ludwig, age 17½; Heinrich, age 15; Katharina, age 7; Just, age 4) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.

Philip Haselbach [sic], his wife Christina, and children (Ludwig, age 18; Heinrich, age 13¼; Catharina, age 7; Joh. Jost, age 4) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that son Heinrich died en route.

Philipp Hasselbach, a farmer, his wife Anna, and children (Ludwig, age 20; Katharina, age 8; Johann Jost, age 5) are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Kaneau in Household No. 41.

In 1786, Johann Just Hasselbach and his family moved from Näb to Susannental.

In 1788, Philipp Hasselbach and his family moved from Paulskaya to the Causacus where he died.  His widow and daughters returned and settled in Katharinenstadt.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Hasselbach came from the German region of Runkel. The 1767 census records that Philipp Hasselbach came from the German village of Weener.

The Igor Plehve translation of the 1767 census records this surname as Hasselblatt, but Hasselbach is correct.


- 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): Nb38, Ss14, Mv1841, Mv2218.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 270.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5420.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #3472-3477.

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