Staff (Stahl am Tarlyk)

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Staff (Stahl am Tarlyk)
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Johann Heinrich Staff, a farmer, his wife Anna Katharina, and children (Ottilia, age 25; Anna Eva, age 21; Johann Daniel, age 8; Gertrude, age 4) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 30 September 1766 aboard the pink Slon under the command of Lieutenant Sergey Panov.

The surviving children settled in the Volga German colony of Stahl am Tarlyk on 5 September 1767. Daughter Anna Eva is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 40 along with her new husband, Heinrich Wilhelm Spahn, and her brother Johann Daniel (age 10).

Ernst Müller-Marschhausen records that Johann Heinrich Staff came from the German village of Niederzell.

Sources: 

- Müller-Marschhausen, Ernst. “Russland-Auswanderer aus dem Bergwinkel um 1766 und die Spurensuche nach ihrer Rückkehr im 20. Jahrhundert.” [Online]
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 213.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #7291.

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Brent Mai

Schlussformulierung und Signatur des Johann Heinrich Staaff aus Niederzell vom 23. April 1766.
Source: Ernst Müller-Marschhausen.

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies