Sening (Hockerberg)

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Sening (Hockerberg)
Sehning (Hockerberg)
Сенингъ (Hockerberg)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

While in route to Russia, Conrad & Anna Catherine Senning from Altenschlirf in the area of Riedesel had a son Johann Georg Senning born 14 June 1766 and baptized the same day in Büdingen. The godparent is recorded as Joh. Georg Stein from Veitsheim in the area of Riedesel.

Widow Anna Sening, a farmer's wife, and her children (Johann, age 4½; Julianna, age 3; Johann Georg, age ½) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard the galliot Johannes under the command of Skipper Stahl.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Hussenbach.

The 1798 census of Hussenbach records son Johann and his family in Household No. Hs122.

The Oranienabum passenger list records that Anna Sening came from the German region of Riedesel.


- 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): Hs122.
- Mai, Brent Alan, trans. & ed. Transport of the Volga Germans from Oranienbaum to the Colonies on the Volga: 1766-1767 (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1998): 3166-3169.
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt, German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #1210.
- Parish register of Büdingen.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6317.

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Sue Nakaji

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies