Schmall (Messer)

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Schmall (Messer)
Шмаль (Messer)
Schmell
Schmahl (Messer)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Jakob Schmall, a farmer, settled in the Volga German colony of Messer on 15 November 1766. He is recorded there on the 1767 census along with his new wife, Katharina. There is also a note on the 1767 census that he has taken over the debts of colonist Gottlieb Standauer who died in Saratov.

Jakob Schmall and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Messer in Household No. Ms29.

Johann Peter Schmall, son of Jakob Schmall, from Messer and his son (Friedrich, age 4) are recorded on the 1811 census of Stahl am Tarlyk in Household No. 35 along with a note that he arrived in Stahl am Tarlyk from Messer in 1806.

Johann Peter Schmall and his family are recorded on the 1834 census of Stahl am Tarlyk in Household No. 51.

In 1798, Franz Jakob Schmall moved from Messer to Warenburg.

Franz Jakob Schmall and his family are recorded on the 1811 census of Warenburg in Household No. 34.

Friedrich Schmall is recorded on the 1834 census of Messer in Household No. 188 along with a note that he relocated to the colony of Franzosen in 1825.

Friedrich Schmall from Messer and his family are recorded on the 1834 census of Franzosen in Household No. 11.

Wilhelm Schmall and his brother Kaspar from Messer and their families are recorded on the 1834 census of Franzosen in Household No. 92.

Sources: 

- 1811 Stahl am Tarlyk Census (Household No. 35).
- 1811 Warenburg Census (Household No. 34).
- 1834 Franzosen Census (Households No. 11, 92).
- 1834 Messer Census (Household No. 188).
- 1834 Stahl am Tarlyk Census (Household No. 51).
- 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): Ms29, Wr034, Mv1762.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 138.

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Brent Mai

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