Associated Colonies
Place of origin
Fauerbach (Nidda), Wetteraukreis, Hessen, Germany

Johannes Schwab, son of Martin Schwab, was baptized 13 February 1714 in Wallernhausen and confirmed there in 1727. Johannes Schwab and Adelheit Plock, daughter of Conrad Plock, married in Fauerbach on 4 December 1739. Johannes and Adelheit had several children in Fauerbach including Heinrich Peter, baptized 3 January 1742 (confirmed in 1756); and Anna Margaretha, baptized 4 June 1747 (confirmed in 1761).  

Michael Bott and Margaretha Schwab married at the Reformed Church in Lübeck on 2 July 1766.
Johannes Schwab and wife Adelheit, Peter Schwab and wife Catharina, and Michael Bott and wife Anna Margaretha, all arrived in Russia on the same ship on 9 August 1766. 

The three couples settled in Kraft. Johannes and Adelheit Schwab are reported on the 1767 Census (First Settlers List) in Household #37. They moved to Dönhof in 1768. Michael and Anna Margaretha Bott are reported in Household #38. Peter and Katharina Schwab, and their son Johann Georg, are reported in Household #54. 

The Movement Tables in the 1798 Census state that Maria Katharina, daughter of Heinrich Peter Schwab, moved from Kraft to Dobrinka in 1790. Johann Georg Schwab moved from Kraft to Galka in 1797. On the 1798 Census, Heinrich Peter Schwab, age 58, is reported in Kraft Household #3. Johann Georg Schwab, age 21, is reported in Galka Household #12. Maria Katharina Schwab, age 29, is reported in Dobrinka Household #41. 


- Parish records of Wallernhausen (including Fauerbach) on
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt, German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): p. 168
- Stumpp, Karl. "Die Luebecker Traulisten", published in Der Wanderweg der Russlanddeutsche Jahrbuch 1939 der Hauptstelle f.d. Sippenkunde d. Deutschtums im Ausland, translation by Elli Wise posted on     
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): pp. 263, 264
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): pp. 403, 407
- 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): Volume 1, pp. 366, 431, 613; Volume 2, p. 1110

Maggie Hein