The Schwab Family

Two Schwab families from Eichstätt, Bayern, Germany appear on the First Settlers List of Semenovka (Roethling), Kamenka, Saratov, Russia, both arriving 24 July 1767. The heads of the households could have been brothers since one was 24 and the other 18 in this list.

An unknown couple from Germany could have had the following sons:

  1. Caspar Schwab, born about 1747 or 1749, probably in Eichstätt, Bayern, Germany, married Katharina Ritz, died 1829.
  2. Matthias Schwab, born about 1743 or 1747, probably in Eichstätt, Bayern, Germany, married Maria Anna Bassian.

Matthias, his wife Maria Anna, and Caspar arrived in Russia on Die Perle from Luebeck, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany 13 September 1766. A Bernhard Schwab also arrived on this day on this vessel, along with his wife Susanna Maria and her mother Catharina, but he's listed as coming from Fulda, not Mainz.

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.



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.

...

Schwab Caspar, Cath., farmer from Mainz, doc. No. 6259, single.

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.

30. Schwab, Caspar, 18, kath. Ackerbauer aus Kurmainz, Eichstätt?
Frau: Katharina, 20
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

 

 

 

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.

Kasper Schwab

   wife Katherina Ritz

 

son:  Bernhard

daughters: 

Margareta

Katherina

Maria Eva

51

51

 

20

17

12

14

1

 

 

1

 

1

 

 

 

1

1

1

1

 

 

1



 

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 Kasper Schwab, married Johannes Kisner [Kissner, Kistner] in Gnilushka [Pfeifer]

1796

 

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

7.

Kasper Schwab

2

8

10

8

9

 

No.

Fowl

 

Geese

Turkeys

Ducks

Chickens

7.

 4

 

 

16

 

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

7.

2

7

3

1

 5

3

 

1

 

 

1

 

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

7.

17

22

5

2

8

4

3

2

 

 

6

 

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.



130.        Kasper Schwab - died 1829

                son: Bernhard                            age 56                            Anna Maria                    age 44                9 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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