Stang (Ernestinendorf / Yagodnaya Polyana)

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Stang (Ernestinendorf / Yagodnaya Polyana)
Штангъ (Ernestinendorf / Yagodnaya Polyana)
Settled in the Following Colonies: 
Discussion & Documentation: 

There are two Stang families that immigrated to the Volga German colonies. Both of them came from the German village of Wallernhausen near Büdingen. Their relationship to each other, if any, needs further research.

(1) Weigand Stang, a farmer, his wife Anna, and son Johann Heinrich (age 20) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 13 September 1766 aboard the galliot Die Perle under the command of Skipper Thomson.

Wigand [sic] Stang, his wife Anna, and son Johann Heinrich (age 22) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Bernhard [sic] Stang and his son Johann Heinrich (age 23) settled in the Volga German colony of Yagodnaya Polyana on 16 September 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 8.

Heinrich Stang and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Yagodnaya Polyana in Household No. Yp29.

The descendants of Heinrich Stang are recorded on the 1834 census of Yagodnaya Polyana in Households No. 180 & 205.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Weigand Stang came from the German region of Darmstadt.

(2) Johann Henrich Stang from Wallernhausen & Anna Christina Seibert from Unter Laÿs were married on 27 June 1766 in the Lutheran Church of Büdingen.

Johann Heinrich Stang, a farmer, his wife Katharina, and children (Konrad, age 14; Elisabeth, age 10; Elisabeth, age 8) are recorded on the 1767 census of Ernestinendorf in Household No. 7. They had settled in Ernestinendorf on 3 August 1767.

There are no known surviving male lines of this Ernestinendorf Stang family among the Volga German colonies.


- 1834 Yagodnaya Polyana Census (Households No. 180, 205).
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Yp29.
- 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): #718.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 397.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 2 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis; 2001): 175.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6295.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #8053-8055.

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Brent Mai

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