Lang (Näb)*

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Lang (Näb)*
Лангъ (Näb)*
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Widow Elisabeth Lang and her children (Maria, age 17¼; Anna, age 10½; Johann Georg, age 6) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 21 September 1766.

The single Johann Gottfried Lang is recorded on the Oranienbaum passenger list entry immediately preceeding Elisabeth and her children. The transport list records that he is the son of Widow Elisabeth Lang.

Widow Elisabeth Lang and her children (Joh. Gottfried, age 22; Maria Rosina, age 17¼; Anna Elisabeth, age 10¼; Johann Georg, age 6) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Widow Elisabeth Lang and her children (Rosina, age 17; Johanna Elisabeth, age 10; Johann, age 7) are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Kaneau in Household No. 56.

In 1791, widower Georg Lang moved from Näb to Philippsfeld.

His widow and son (Ludwig) are recorded on the 1798 census of Philippsfeld in Household No. Pp16.

The death of Ludwig Lang in 1823 is recorded on the 1834 census of Philippsfeld in Household No. 4.

There are no known surviving male lines of this Lang family among the Volga German colonies.


- 1834 Philippsfeld Census (Household No. 4).
- 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): Pp16, Mv1844.
- Oranienbaum passenger list: #6668, #6669 [not included in the Kuhlberg List published by Igor Plehve].
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 273.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #3048-3052.

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