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Wolf, Büdingen, Hessen, Germany

Johann Traugott Schwartz was born about 1738 in Saxony. Johann Traugott married Anna Catharina Trüber on 25 Feb 1766 in Wolf, Büdingen, Hessen, Germany. Anna Catharina was born on 21 Nov 1738 in Wolf.

Johann Traugott and Anna Catharina made a decision to migrate to Russia in 1766. They arrived in Oranienbaum (now Lomonosov) as public colonists on 28 Jul 1766. Johann Traugott and Anna Catharina had sailed from Lübeck aboard the Russian ship "Vologda" commanded by Sergey Bartenyev. They were listed as Lutherans and Johann Traugott stated that he worked as a cooper.

On 15 Aug 1767, the couple arrived in the colony of Norka with a son, Johann Heinrich, who was about 9 months old. The Schwartz family is listed as household number 161 in the 1767 census of Norka. 


Parish records of Wolf, Büdingen from the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Idt, Andreas and Rauschenbach, Georg. Auswanderung deutsche Kolonisten nach Russland im Jahre 1766 (Second edition). Moscow: 2019.

Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): p. 310.

Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Nordost-Institute, 2005): p. 272. 

Roger Burbank
Herb Femling