Brendel (Keller & Dehler)

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Brendel (Keller & Dehler)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

There are two Brendel families recorded on the 1767 census that came from the German village of Reifenberg in Bassenheim.

(1) Kaspar Brendel, a blacksmith (Schmied), and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 18 June 1766 aboard the hooker Anna Catharina under the command of Skipper Adolph Scharpenberg.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Keller on 12 May 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 7. Kaspar's son, Johannes, is recorded on the 1798 census living in Brabander (Bn51).

(2) Jakob Brendel, also a blacksmith (Schmied), his wife, Maria Katharina, and his brother, Martin, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Johann Gottfried Seelender.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Dehler on 1 July 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 17.  In 1788, Jakob Brendel and his family moved from Dehler to Brabander. Martin's widow, Anna Maria, is recorded on the 1798 census living in Brabander (Bn51), remarried to the above noted Johannes.

In 1790, Johann Brendel moved from Neu-Kolonie to Brabander.

In 1797, Zacharias Brendel moved from Brabander to Preuss.

Sources: 

- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Bn51, Bn52, Ps38, Mv0365, Mv376, Mv1876.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 1 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis; 1999): 270.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 2 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis; 2001): 342.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #838, #3387.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies