Settled in the Following Colonies:
Discussion & Documentation:
Asmus Schwien, a farmer, immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) and settled in the colony of Friderichsholm.
He joined the migration to Russia and settled in the Volga German colony of Holstein on 26 May 1765. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 24.
The 1767 census records that Asmus Schwien came from the German village of Memmelsdorf in the Holstein region.
Descendants of the Schwien family relocated to the colony of Kratzke.
- Eichhorn, Alexander, Jacob & Mary Eichhorn. The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766 (Deiningen, Germany: Drukerei und Verlag Steinmeier GmbH & Co. Kg, 2012): B-1554.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Ho28.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 2 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 131.
Immigrated to the following locations:
Bazine, Ness Co., Kansas
Bender Hill, Russell Co., Kansas
Denver, Denver Co., Colorado
Great Bend, Barton Co., Kansas
Hoisington, Barton Co., Kansas
Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., Wisconsin
Ness City, Ness Co., Kansas
Rocky Ford, Otero Co., Colorado
Russell, Russell Co., Kansas
Tampa, Marion Co., Kansas
WaKeeney, Trego Co., Kansas
Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas