Knobloch (Müller)

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Knobloch (Müller)
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Johann Heinrich Knobloch & Maria Elisabeth Zulauf, widow of Mr. Zulauf, married 10 April 1766 in Büdingen.

Johann [Heinrich] Knobloch, a farmer, and his wife Maria arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 31 July 1766 aboard a Russian ship under the command of Lieutenant Ilyin.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Müller on 16 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 24.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Knobloch came from the German region of Riedesel. Plehve's translation of the 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Wollmar in the Riedesel region, but other translations record the name of the village as Valme which was northwest of Wollmar and not in a territory ruled by the Riedesel family.


- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt, German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #510.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 180.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2730.

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Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies