von der Au (Luzern)

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von der Au (Luzern)
Au, von der (Luzern)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Heinrich von der Au, his wife Gertrude, and children (Anna Maria, age 12; Elisabeth, age 10¼, Johann, age 4) are recorded on a list of colonists being transported from Oranienbaum to Saratov along with a note that the father Heinrich died during this journey.

Gertrude remarried to Jakob Völker who was traveling with them on the journey from Oranienbaum to Saratov. They and the von der Au children are recorded on a list of Beauregard recruits that accompanied the 1767 census of the Volga German Colonies in Household No. 83.

They eventually lived in the Volga German colonies of Susannental and Luzern. In 1789, Johannes von der Au moved from Luzern to Schönchen. In 1789, Johann von der Au moved from Schönchen to Wittmann. Son Johannes von der Au from Schönchen is recorded on the 1798 census of Wittmann in Household No. Wm24. Daughter Anna Maria von der Au from Susannental is recorded on the 1798 census of Schönchen in Household No. Sn34.

According to the University of Marburg database HESAUS, this Heinrich von der Au family came from Altenhof, an area of Fulda.

Sources: 

- HESAUS (University of - 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): Sn34, Wm24, Mv1615, Mv2612.
- Mai, Brent Alan, trans. & ed.  Transport of the Volga Germans from Oranienbaum to the Colonies on the Volga: 1766-1767 (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1998): 4771-4775.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 365.

Researcher(s): 

Bill Pickelhaupt

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies