Schnarr (Nieder-Monjou)

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Schnarr (Nieder-Monjou)
Шнарръ (Nieder-Monjou)
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Philipp Schnarr, a farmer, his wife Katharina, and daughter Eleonora (age 5) arrived at the port in Oranienbaum from Lübeck on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.

Philip Schnarr, his wife Cathar. Elisabetha, and daughters (Helena, age 5¼; Anna Catharina, born en route) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that daughter Helena died en route.

Philipp Schnarr, a farmer, his wife Katharina, and daughter Katharina (age 9-months) are recorded on the 1767 census of Nieder-Monjou in Household No. 27 along with orphan Johann Heinrich [surname not recorded] (age 6). This orphan is believed to be Johann Heinrich Brotzmann with whom they had arrived in Oranienbaum. They had settled in Nieder-Monjou on 3 August 1767.

The family is recorded on the 1798 census of Nieder-Monjou in Household No. Nm20.

The death of Philipp Schnarr in 1811 is recorded on the 1811 census of Nieder-Monjou in Household No. 20.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Philipp Schnarr came from the German region of Hessen. The 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Steinau.


- 1811 Nieder-Monjou Census (Household No. 20).
- 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): Nm20.
- Müller-Marschhausen, Ernst. “Russland-Auswanderer aus dem Bergwinkel um 1766 und die Spurensuche nach ihrer Rückkehr im 20. Jahrhundert.” [Online]
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 191.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4677.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #2825-2828.

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Pre-Volga Origin

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