Spahn (Nieder-Monjou)

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Spahn (Nieder-Monjou)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Nikolaus Spahn, a farmer, and his wife Elisabeth 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 Nieder-Monjou on 7 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 37 along with a new wife, Eva.

The 1767 records that Nikolaus Spahn came from the German region of Hannover while the Oranienbaum passenger list records that he came from the region of Hanau.

Sources: 

- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 193.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1497.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Volga Colonies