Paulÿ (Kaneau)*

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Pauly (Kaneau)*
Paulÿ (Kaneau)*
Pauli (Kaneau)*
Паули (Kaneau)*
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Sebastian Pauly and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 May 1766 aboard the galliot Anna Catharina under the command of Skipper Daniel Geier.

Sebastian Pauly, his wife Catharina, and sons (Johann, age 9; Heinrich, age 2½) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that son Heinrich died en route.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Kaneau on 7 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 74.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Sebastian Pauly was a weaver who came from the German region of Braunfels. The 1767 census records that Sebastian Pauly was a farmer who came from the German village of Villingen.

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


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 260.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #129.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #1125-1128.

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Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies