Ludwig (Ober-Monjou)

Spelling Variations: 
Ludwig (Ober-Monjou)
Людвихъ (Ober-Monjou)
Людвигъ (Ober-Monjou)
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Pre-Volga Origin: 
Discussion & Documentation: 

Johann Andreas Ludewig [sic] & Catharina Nürnberger were married on 11 April 1766 in the Lutheran Cathedral (Evangelische Kirche Dom) in Lübeck.

Johann Andreas Ludwig, a tailor (Schneider), and his wife Anna [sic] arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 May 1766 aboard the galliot Anna Catharina under the command of Skipper Daniel Geier.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Ober-Monjou on 5 March 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 6.

In 1792, Joseph Ludwig moved from Ober-Monjou to Wittmann.

Joseph Ludwig is recorded on the 1798 census of Wittmann in Household No. Wm39.

The 1767 census records that Andreas Ludwig came from the German village of Auma in the region of Sachsen (Saxony).


- 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): Om29, Wm39, Mv2096.
- 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): #130.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 291.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #113.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies