Herrmann (Wittmann)

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Hermann (Wittmann)
Германь (Wittmann)
Herrmann (Wittmann)
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Johann Hermann, a farmer, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.

Joh. Herrmann, his wife Dorothea, and sons (Leonhard, age 16; Johannes, age 6) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

They are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Paulskaya in Household No. 91. They settled in the Volga German colony of Wittmann.

A note on the 1798 census of Wittmann (Household No. Wm22) records that in 1797 Johann Hermann was sent to the Saratov poor house to repay 12 rubles for the horse he was issued and was still there.

The 1798 census of Wittmann records (Wm54) that the children of the deceased Karl Hermann are living with relatives in Luzern.

The 1834 census of Graf records in Household No. 77 that Johannes Herrmann moved from Luzern to Graf in 1823.

The 1767 census records that Johann Hermann came from the German village of Kulm in the Ansbach region.


- 1834 Graf Census (Household No. 77).
- 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): Wm22, Wm54.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 368.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4757.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #5679-5682.

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Brent Mai

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