Hanß Lang & Elisabeth Hehnlein were married on 18 June 1766 in Roßlau.
Johann Lang, a farmer, and his wife Elisabeth arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Heinrich Sager.
Johannes Lange [sic] and his wife Elisabeth are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Hölzel on 11 September 1767 and are recorded on the 1767 census in Household No. 16.
In 1793, Friedrich Lang moved from Hölzel to Preuss.
The 1767 census records that Johannes Lang came from the German village of Reichenbach in the Bamberg region.
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- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 113.
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