Asmus Schwien, a farmer, immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) and settled in the colony of Friderichsholm.
He joined the migration to Russia and settled in the Volga German colony of Holstein on 26 May 1765. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 24.
Descendants of the Schwien family relocated to the colony of Kratzke.
Johann Jakob Schwien from Kratzke and his family are recorded on the 1857 census of Ährenfeld.
The 1767 census records that Asmus Schwien came from the German village of Memmelsdorf in the Holstein region.
- 1857 Ährenfeld Census.
- Eichhorn, Alexander, Jacob & Mary Eichhorn. The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766 (Deiningen, Germany: Drukerei und Verlag Steinmeier GmbH & Co. Kg, 2012): B-1554.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Ho28.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 2 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 131.
Asmus Schwien (Schwin) recorded on a marker in Schleswig commemorating the Volga Germans who had settled there before immigrating to Russia.
Source: Jorgelina Fischer.