Katzendorn (Wittmann-1)

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Katzendorn (Wittmann-1)
Кацедорнъ (Wittmann-1)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Karl Katzendorn, a tailor (Schneider), his wife Barbara, and son Georg (age 1) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Franz Nikolaus Schröder.

Carl Kazendorn, his wife Barbara, and son Georg (age 1½) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

They settled in the Volga German colonies on 3 August 1767 and are recorded on the 1767 census in the Appendix of Recruiter Beauregard in Household No. 123. They later settled in the Volga German colony of Wittmann.

Widower Karl Katzendorn and his children are recorded on the 1798 census of Wittmann in Household No. Wm48 along with a note that his son Johannes is working in the colony of Zug and son Mattias is working in the colony of Orlovskaya.

Brothers Leonhard, Andreas, and Johannes Katzendorn, believed to be sons of Mattias Katzendorn, are recorded on the 1834 census of Wittmann in Households No. 81 & 97.

Johannes Katzendorn, son of Karl Katzendorn, and his family are recorded on the 1834 census of Zug in Household No. 20.

The 1767 census records that Karl Katzendorn came from the German village of Basenstein [Bassenheim?].


- 1834 Wittmann Census (Households No. 81, 97).
- 1834 Zug Census (Households No. 20, 80).
- 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): Wm48.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 373.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6931.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #4855-4857.

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