Schmun(c)k (Dobrinka)

Spelling Variations: 
Schmunck (Dobrinka)
Schmunk (Dobrinka)
Settled in the Following Colonies: 
Discussion & Documentation: 

In the parish records of Fränkisch-Crumbach, Johann Conrad Schmunck, a linen weaver, and his wife (Elisabeth Lotz) and children are listed as colonists leaving for Russia in May 1766.

Konrad Schmunk, a farmer, his wife Anna, and children (Peter, age 17½; Adam, age 8; Johann, age 3; Anna, age 1) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Dobrinka on 20 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 68.

Johann Peter Schmunk, oldest son of Konrad, is recorded on the 1798 census of Schwab in Household No. Sb33.

Johann Friedrich Schmunk and his descendants relocated to the daughter colony of Rosenberg before 1857.

Sources: 

- 1857 Census of Rosenberg (Nos. 46, 47, 64, 65).
- LDS International Film Nos. 1190573 and 1599925.
- 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): Db11, Sb33.
- 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): #1262.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 331.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1838.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies

Immigration Locations