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Johann Spahnagel, a single man, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Gabriel Wild.

Johann Spahnagel, a single farmer, is recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Paulskaya in Household No. 135.

Johann Spahnagel from Biberstein is recorded on the 1798 census of Boisroux in Household No. Bx34.

In 1793, Gottlieb Spahnagel moved from Boisroux to Urbach. Gottlieb Spahnagel from Boisroux and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Urbach in Household No. Ur11.

Widower Johann Spahnagel from Biberstein and his sons (Christoph, age 23; Georg, age 18) are recorded on the 1798 census of Boisroux in Household No. Bx34 with a note that Christoph is working in Bettinger.

Georg Spahnagel, son of Johann Spanagel, is recorded on the 1834 census of Schaffhausen in Household No. 113 along with a note that he had died there in 1817.

The 1767 census records that Johann Spahnagel came from the German village of Eching.


- 1834 Schaffhausen Census (Household No. 113).
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Bx34, Ur11, Mv0329.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 376.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #6981.

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