Schnell (Katharinenstadt)*

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Schnell (Katharinenstadt)*
Шнелъ (Katharinenstadt)*
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Philipp Schnell, his wife Elisabeth, and children (Jakob, age 17; Ursula, age 16) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Hans Karholm.

Philipp Schnell, his wife Elisabeth, and children (Jacob, age 17¼; Ursula, age 16) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that father Philipp died en route.

Jakob Schnell (age 17) and his sister Ursula (age 15) are recorded on the 1767 census of Katharinenstadt in Household No. 135 along with their stepfather Friedrich Fuhrmann.

In 1781, Jakob Schnell moved from Ober-Monjou to Schönchen.

The 1767 census does not record from where the Schnell children came.

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


- 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): Mv2058.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 305.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #7085.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #4555-4558.

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Brent Mai

Volga Colonies