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There are two Landmann families that settled in the Volga German colony of Reinwald on 24 June 1767. They arrived together from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax. Their relationship to each other is not recorded on the 1767 census.

(1) Johannes Landmann, a farmer, and his family are recorded on the 1767 census of Reinwald in Household No. 49.

(2) Johann [Christoph] Landmann arrived at Oranienbaum as the servant of Johann[es] Weber. He and his wife Anna are recorded on the 1767 census of Reinwald in Household No. 50. The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Landmann was a blacksmith while the 1767 census records that he was a farmer.

The 1767 census records that both of these Landmann families came from the German village of Gedern in the Stolberg region.


- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Rw06, Rw49, Rw52.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 43.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1606, #1651.


Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies