Konrad (Semenovka)

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Konrad (Semenovka)
Conrad (Semenovka)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Jakob Konrad, a farmer, his wife Anna Maria, and his sons (Johann Heinrich, age 17; Nikolaus, age 12.5; and Johann Peter, age 12) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 13 September 1766 aboard the Russian galliot Citadel under the command of Midshipman Grigory Bukharin.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Semenovka on 24 July 1767 where they are recorded on the 1767 census in Household No. 27. Jakob's wife Anna Maria evidently died, because Jakob is recorded there with a younger wife (Barbara, age 23) along with two of the sons from his previous marriage (Johann Heinrich, age 18, and Nikolaus, age 13).

In 1790, widow Barbara Konrad and her children moved form Semenovka to Husaren. They are recorded in Husaren on the 1798 census in Households No. Hn23 (Barbara and her children) & Hn25 (her stepson Heinrich Konrad and his family). Nikolaus Konrad remained in Semenovka where he is recorded on the 1798 census in Household No. Se37.

In 1825, Peter Konrad (Jakob & Barbara's son who was born approximately 1778) and his family moved from Husaren to Hildmann.

The 1767 census records that Jakob Konrad came from the German village of Becherbach in the region of Durlach. The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Jakob Konrad came from the German region of Zweibrücken. These two references point to the village of Becherbach (rather than Becherbach bei Kim, which is also in Kreis Bad Kreuznach).

Sources: 

- 1834 Census of Husaren.
- 1857 Census of Hildmann.
- 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): Hn23, Hn25, Se37, Mv2736.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 184.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5246.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Max Greco

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies