Simon (Kamenka)

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Simon (Kamenka)
Симонъ (Kamenka)
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Johannes Simon from the area of Maynz & Juliana Weitzebach also from the territory of Maynz were married on 1 March 1766 in the Lutheran Church of Büdingen.

Johann Simon, a farmer, his wife Juliana, and sons (Johann[es], age 14; Franz [Karl], age 13) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Kamenka on 20 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 89.

Johannes Simon and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Kamenka in Household No. Km065.

The death of Johannes Simon in 1834 is recorded on the 1834 census of Kamenka in Household No. 5.

[Franz] Karl Simon and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Kamenka in Household No. Km071.

The death of [Franz] Karl Simon in 1828 is recorded on the 1834 census of Kamenka in Household No. 133.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Johann Simon came from the German region of Mainz.

Sources: 

- 1834 Kamenka Census (Households No. 5, 73, 75, 132, 133, 134).
- 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): Km065, Km071, Km095.
- 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): #355.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 239.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1608.

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