Fuchs (Yagodnaya Polyana)
Johann Nicolaus and Anna Elisabeth Fuchs raised their family in the village of Martinstein, west and a little south of Bad Kreuznach in the Pfalz (today the state of Rheinland-Pfalz).
All of their children had been born in Martinstein: Anna Eva (born 9 May 1752), Johann Nicholas (25 May 1756), Johann Philipp (born 19 May 1759), Maria Catharina (born 29 April 1762), and Johann Wilhelm (3 September 1765).
Johann Nikolaus Fuchs, a farmer, his wife Anna Elisabeth, and children (Anna Eva, age 17; Johann Nikolaus, age 9; Philipp, age 7½; Anna Katharina, age 5; Johann Wilhelm, age 1) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 13 September 1766 aboard the galliot Die Perle under the command of Skipper Thomson.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Yagodnaya Polyana on 16 September 1767. The parents both died, and the surviving children are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 80.
The 1767 census records that the Fuchs family came from the German village of Messein [?] in the Pfalz region.
- 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): Yp65, Yp74.
- Parish records of Martinstein - LDS Film No. 493219.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 194.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6264 .