Matthias Schwab and Maria Anna Bassian

Matthias Schwab was born about 1743 (according to the First Settlers List) or about 1747 (according to the 1798 census), probably in Eichstätt, Bayern, Germany.  He was Catholic and a farmer. Also appearing on the First Settlers List is a Caspar Schwab, also from Eichstätt, who could be a brother.

He married Maria Anna Bassian. Maria Anna was born about 1749
, probably in Eichstätt, Bayern, Germany.

Matthias and Maria Anna arrived in Russia on Die Perle from Luebeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany 13 September 1766. They were settlers of
Semenovka (Roethling), Kamenka, Saratov, Russia in 1767. Matthias was paralyzed by the time of 1798 census. Matthias died in 1819.

Matthias and Maria Anna’s children are:

  1. Johann Caspar Schwab, born about 1764.
  2. Phillip Schwab, born about 1771, of Semenovka, Kamenka, Saratov, Russia, married Anna Elisabeta Ortman, living in 1834 in Semenovka.
  3. Anna Maria Schwab, of Semenovka, Kamenka, Saratov, Russia, married Heinrich Pfeifer in 1794 in Pfeifer, Frank, Saratov, Russia.
  4. Magdalena Schwab, of Semenovka, Kamenka, Saratov, Russia, married Adam Lambrecht in 1798 in Pfeifer, Frank, Saratov, Russia.
  5. Possibly Christoph or Christian Schwab, born about 1775, married Rosina Rupp, living in 1834 in Semenovka. He may also be the son of Casper Schwab.
  6. Anna Margareta Schwab, born about 1783, of Semenovka, Kamenka, Saratov, Russia.


Source: 

  1. Kholmatov, Bachtiar (trans.), No. 2838, The 1798 Description of the Saratov colony of Semenovka, No. 119, Lincoln, NE:  American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1996.
  2.  Pleve, Igor, Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767, Band 4 (Kolonien Reinhardt - Warenburg), Göttingen: Nordost-Institut, 2008.
  3. Rye, Richard (trans.), Extracts from the 1834 Census of the German Colony of Semenovka, Lincoln, Nebraska: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1996.
  4. Pleve, Igor, List of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg, Saratov, Russia:  Saratov State Technical University, 2010, p. 395.



13 of September 1766.

Public colonists, arrived from Luebeck by the Luebeck's

Galliot "Die Perle" with the Skipper Thomson

Schwab Mathias, Cath., farmer from Mainz, doc. No. 6256, wife: Marianna.

Source:  Pleve, Igor, List of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg, Saratov, Russia:  Saratov State Technical University, 2010, p. 395.



Kolonie Semenovka
(deutscher Ortsname: R
ötling)
gegr
ündet am 24. Juli 1767


28. Schwab, Matthias, 24, kath. Ackerbauer aus Kurmainz, Eichstätt?
Frau: Maria Anna, 18
Sohn: Johann Caspar, 3
in der Kolonie eingetroffen am 24.7.1767
erhalten vom Vormundschaftskontor in Saratov 15 Rbl., 2 Pfd., 1 Unterwagen, 2 Achsen, 2 Gabeldeichseln, 1 Krummholz, 1 Fimmerstrang, 18 Sa
žen' Seil, 1 Spaten, 1 Sense, 1 Pflugschar
1768 gab es in der Wirtschaft 2 Pfd.


Source: Pleve, Igor, Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767, Band 4 (Kolonien Reinhardt - Warenburg), Göttingen: Nordost-Institut, 2008.



Register made for the Office [Kontora] of Immigrant Oversight by Deputy of the Chief Justice, Court Counsellor Popov, in the colony of Semenovka, listing the male and female foreign residents, their ages, which males between the ages of 16 to 60 years are able to work, and remarks by the colonists about the colony, by personal observation. October 4, 1798.

No.

Names of Foreigners

Age

No. of Souls

Able or not to work

Remarks*

 

 

 

M

F

Y

N

 

35.

Matthias Schwab

   wife Maria Anna Bassian [?]

 

son:  Philip

   wife Anna Elisabetha Ortman [Ortmann, Orthmann]

 

        sons:

   Philip

   Andreas

 

   daughter:  Magdalena

 

daughter:  Anna Margareta

51

50

 

 

27

23

 

 

 

 

3

2

 

1

 

15

1

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

 

1

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

1

 

 

 

 

1

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

paralyzed

 

Register made for the Office [Kontora] of Immigrant Oversight by Deputy of the Chief Justice, Court Counsellor Popov, in the colony of Semenovka, listing those foreigners who have departed the colony for various places and those widows and maidens given in marriage. October 4, 1798.

No.

Who, where left colony

When (yr.)

13.

Anna Maria, daughter of Matthias Schwab, married Heinrich Faif [Pfeif] in Gnilushka [Pfeifer]

1794

19.

Magdalena, daughter of Matthias Schwab, married Adam Lambrecht in Gnilushka [Pfeifer]

1798

 

Register made for the Office [Kontora] of Immigrant Oversight by Fellow of the Chief Justice, Court Counsellor Popov, in the colony of Semenovka, indicating the number of workers, livestock and fowl in each family, the crops planted in the autumn of 1796 and the spring of 1797, and the harvests therefrom.**

No.

Head of Household

Workers

Livestock

 

 

 

Horses

Cows

Sheep

Swine

35.

Matthias Schwab

1

5

10

15

13

 

No.

Fowl

 

Geese

Turkeys

Ducks

Chickens

35.

 

 

 

20

 

No.

Planted in 1796 and 1797

 

Rye

Wheat

Barley

Oats

Millet

Peas

Potato

 

¼

C

¼

C

¼

C

¼

C

¼

C

¼

C

¼

C

35.

2

4

3

6

1

 

3

 

 

1

 

 

2

 

 

No.

Harvests of grain, potatoes and tobacco 1797 [tobacco is measured by the pood]

 

Rye

Wheat

Barley

Oats

Millet

Peas

Potatoes

Tobacco

 

¼

C

¼

C

¼

C

¼

C

¼

C

¼

C

¼

C

35.

18

4

30

2

6

2

22

4

7

4

 

 

20

 

 

 

No.

Names of Foreigners

Age

No. of Souls

Able or not to work

Remarks*

 

 

 

M

F

Y

N

 

23.

Christoph Schwab

   wife Rosina Rup [Rupp]

 

daughter:  Anna Elisabetha

   daughter of Rosina's deceased brother:  Anna Maria

23

25

 

1/2

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 1

 


1

 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Register made for the Office [Kontora] of Immigrant Oversight by Fellow of the Chief Justice, Court Counsellor Popov, in the colony of Semenovka, indicating the number of workers, livestock and fowl in each family, the crops planted in the autumn of 1796 and the spring of 1797, and the harvests therefrom.**

No.

Head of Household

Workers

Livestock

 

 

 

Horses

Cows

Sheep

Swine

23.

Christoph Schwab

1

4

10

4

 

No.

Fowl

 

Geese

Turkeys

Ducks

Chickens

23.

 

 

 

25

 

No.

Planted in 1796 and 1797

 

Rye

Wheat

Barley

Oats

Millet

Peas

Potato

 

¼

C

¼

C

¼

C

¼

C

¼

C

¼

C

¼

C

23.

2

4

 3

2

 4

 

1

 

 

1

 4

 

No.

Harvests of grain, potatoes and tobacco 1797 [tobacco is measured by the pood]

 

Rye

Wheat

Barley

Oats

Millet

Peas

Potatoes

Tobacco

 

¼

C

¼

C

¼

C

¼

C

¼

C

¼

C

¼

C

35.

8

3

25

1

5

12

4

6

2

 

 

4

3

 

Source:  Kholmatov, Bachtiar (trans.), No. 2838, The 1798 Description of the Saratov colony of Semenovka, No. 119, Lincoln, NE:  American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1996.

*Remarks about those disabled, those discharged with or without passports; information about payments of 3-ruble tax

** ¼=chetvert, C=chetverik.



11.          Christian Schwab             age  59                   Rosina                    age 63                            12 persons in family

66.          Matthias Schwab - died 1819

                son: Philip                            age 63                                                                                               6 persons in family


Source: Rye, Richard (trans.),
Extracts from the 1834 Census of the German Colony of Semenovka, Lincoln, Nebraska: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1996.


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