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Schlägel / Schlegel
Volga Colonies
Pre-Volga Origin
Buches, Büdingen, Oberhessen
Discussion & Documentation
      Conrad and Christina Schlegel arrived at the port in Oranienbaum 4 July 1766 along with 4 of their children: Louisa (age 24), Johann (age 16), Dorothea (age 8), and Maria (age 6). They and 3 children (Johannes, Anna Dorothea, and Anna Elisabeth) are recorded on the 1767 Census of Messer in Household No. 53.
      The baptism of Maria Elisabeth Schlegel, daughter of Conrad & Christina Schlegel, is recorded on 4 October 1760 in Buches near Büdingen. It is believed that she is the daughter recorded as Maria in Oranienbaum and incorrectly recorded as Anna Elisabeth in Messer.
Researcher
Wayne Bonner
Sources
- Bonner, Wayne H. Volga German Settlers Identified in Isenburg and Other German Church Records Part I (Gardena, CA: Wayne Bonner, 2007): 44.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 144.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): 128.
Last updated 6 October 2011.