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Seignitz

Johann Wolfgang Seinitz [sic], a single farmer, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard the snow-brig Der Merkur under the command of Skipper Johann Heinrich Abelmann.

He settled in the Volga German colony of Krasnoyar on 20 July 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 57 along with his new wife Anna Maria Schneider and her sister Anna Barbara (age 12).

The 1767 census records that Johann Wolfgang Seignitz came from the German village of Jahrstedt in the Brandenburg region.

Schwartzkopf (Orlovskaya)

Christian Schwarzkopf, a farmer, his wife Katharina, and daughter Katharina [Susanna] (age 9) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 10 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Nikolaus Peter Pink.

Christian Schwarzkopf died and his widow remarried to Johann Martin Schneider who had been on the same ship arriving in Oranienbaum. The combined Schneider / Schwarzkopf family is recorded on the 1767 census of Orlovskaya in Household No. 10.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Christian Schwarzkopf came from the German region of Dessau.

Schütz (Ober-Monjou)

[Christian] Heinrich Schulze [sic], his wife Marianna, and children (Simon, age 16; Heinrich, age 11; Anna Maria, age 9; Margaretha, age 4; Cornelius, age 2) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1767 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Ober-Monjou on 7 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 54.

Schüller (Orlovskaya)

Leonhard Schüller, a single stonemason (Maurer), arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 10 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Nikolaus Peter Pink.

He settled in the Volga German colony of Orlovskaya on 3 August 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 79 along with his new wife Katharina.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Leonhard Schüller came from the German region of Ansbach.

Schröder (Jost)

Johann [Wilhelm] Schröder, a single butcher (Fleischer), arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 18 June 1766 aboard the ship Mann und Frau under the command of Skipper Daniel Berg.

He settled in the Volga German colony of Jost on 5 July 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 75 along with a note that his new unnamed wife had died there on 24 September 1767.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Johann Schröder came from the German region of Gena [?].

Schneider (Seelmann)

Anton Schneider and his wife Margaretha arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Martin Friedrich Morkau.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Seelmann on 16 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 74.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Anton Schneider was a miller from Enstein [?] while the 1767 census records that he was a butcher (Fleischer) from the German village of Eckstedt.

Schneider (Paulskaya-2)

Konrad Schneider, a single farmer, 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.

He settled in the Volga German colony of Paulskaya on 27 June 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 63 along with his new wife Katharina and orphan siblings Johanna Henicke [?] (age 16) and Gottfried Henicke [?] (age 13). The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Schneider and Henicke families.

Schneider (Orlovskaya)

[Johann] Martin Schneider, a farmer, his wife Anna, and [stepson] Elias [Riel] (age 10), arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 10 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Nikolaus Peter Pink.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Orlovskaya on 3 August 1767. Anna died and Martin remarried to widow Katharina Schwartzkopf. They are recorded on the 1767 census of Orlovskaya in Household No. 10 along with Katharina's daughter Susanna (age 11).