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Friedrich Dittenbier, a wool carder (Wollschläger), his wife Elisabeth, and children (Johann Michael, age 17; Elisabeth Katharina, age 16; Katharina, age 11, Anton, age 6½; Dorothea, age 1) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the ship Der Jager under the command of Skipper Gabriel Wild.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Warenburg on 12 May 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 165.

The 1767 census records that Friedrich Dittenbier came from the German village of Offenbach in the Isenburg region.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 346.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2222.


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