Wohlschläger

Spelling Variations: 
Wohlschläger
Settled in the Following Colonies: 
Discussion & Documentation: 

Konrad Wohlschläger and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Anton. His children (Maria Elisabeth, age 17; Johann Peter, age 10) are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 63 along with a note that they are living with Pastor Johann Eckel. Spelling of Wohlschleier on the Plehve translation is believed to be incorrect.

The 1798 census of Anton records daughter Maria Elisabeth in Household No. An16. The 1798 census of Stahl am Tarlyk records the widow and children of Peter in Household No. St10.

The 1767 census records that the Wohlschläger family came from the German village of Zweibrücken in the Kurpfalz region.

There appear to be no surviving male descendants of the Wohlschläger family, so this surname does not continue among the Volga German colonies.

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): St10.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 69.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies