Rahn (Yagodnaya Polyana)

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Rahn (Yagodnaya Polyana)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Johann [Heinrich] Rahn and his wife Katharina arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Yagodnaya Polyana on 16 September 1767. Johann Heinrich Rahn is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 78 along with his new wife Anna Elisabeth.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Rahn was a blacksmith from the German region of Darmstadt. The 1767 census records that Johann Heinrich Rahn was a farmer from the German village of Nidda.

Sources: 

- 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): Yp36.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 193.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5288.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies