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Adam Dornhof, a single farmer, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.

Adam Dornhof is recorded on the 1767 list of Beauregard recruits in Household No 87 along with his new wife and stepdaughter (surname not recorded). He settled in the Volga German colony of Zug.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Adam Dornhof came from the German region of Trier while the Beauregard list records that he came from the German village of Herforst in the Trier 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): Zg05.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 366.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5469.


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