Breitenstein (Göbel)

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Breitenstein (Göbel)
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Anton Breitenstein, a single farmer, arrived from Rewal at the port of Oranienbaum on 31 May 1766 aboard the pink Slon under the command of Lieutenant Sergey Panov.

He settled in the Volga German colony of Göbel on 25 May 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 29 along with his new wife Margaretha and her sisters (Anna Maria, age 13; Elisabeth, age 10) [surname not recorded].

The 1767 census records that Anton Breitenstein came from the German village of Tating in the Kurmainz region.


- 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): Gb23.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 45.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #582.


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