Will (Schilling)

Spelling Variations: 
Will (Schilling)
Settled in the Following Colonies: 
Pre-Volga Origin: 
Discussion & Documentation: 

Kaspar Will, a cobbler, and his family 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 Schilling and are recorded there on the 1775 census in Household No. 83 [under the surname of Wahl].

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Konrad Will came from the German village of Laubach.

Sources: 

- 1775 Census of Schilling (No. 83).
- 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): Sg083.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1660.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies