Bretmann

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Discussion & Documentation: 

Johann Georg Bretmann and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard a Russian packet-boat under the command of Lieutenant Pyotr Malinkov.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Moor on 18 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 39.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Georg Bretmann was a stonemason while the 1767 census records that he was a farmer.

The 1767 census records that Johann Georg Bretmann came from the German district of Isenburg.

Sources: 

- 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): Mo40, Mo55.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 165.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #99.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Volga Colonies