Johann Zang, his wife Eva, and children (Adam, age 20; Martin, age 18; Georg, age 14; Heinrich, age 11; Christian, age 8; Margaretha, age 5¼; Johanna, age 1½) from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 16 August 1766 aboard the snow brig Prinz Carl under the command of Christoph Losser.
Widow Johanna Eva Zang and her children ([a] Johann Adam, age 19; Johann Martin, age 17; [b] Johann Georg, age 15, [c] Johann Heinrich, age 13; [d] Johann Christian, age 10; [e] Johanna Christina, age 7) are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Kaneau (No. 47).
[a] Adam Zang and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Näb in Household No. Nb04.
Leonhard Zang, son of Adam Zang, is recorded on the parish register of Bettinger as the father of Johann Christian Zang who was baptized in Bettinger in 1813. The family is recorded as living in Kind.
[b] In 1771, widower Georg Zang and his family moved from Näb to Nieder-Monjou.
Georg Zang and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Näb in Household No. Nb12.
[c] In 1785, Heinrich Zang moved to Moscow.
[d] In 1783, Christian Zang and his family moved from Näb to Schönchen.
Christian Zang from Näb and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Schönchen in Household No. Sn23.
[e] Maria Sophia Wehrwein née Zang is recorded on the 1798 census of Näb in Household No. Nb15. [This is presumed to be the same person as Johanna Christina Zang because their ages match.]
The 1767 census records that Johann Eva Zang came from the German village of Gottersdorf. The Igor Plehve translation of the 1767 census records this surname as Zank.
- 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): Nb04, Nb05, Nb12, Nb15, Sn23, Mv1826, Mv1839.
- Oranienbaum passenger list #6684 [not included on the Kuhlberg List published by Igor Plehve].
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 271.
Entry from the Oranienbaum passenger list recording the arrival in Russia of Johann Zang and his sons.
Source: Brent Mai.
Entry from the Oranienbaum passenger list recording the arrival in Russia of the daughters of Johann Zang.
Source: Brent Mai.