Grün (Kaneau)

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Grün (Kaneau)
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Heinrich Grün, a farmer, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.

Heinrich died after arrival in Russia, and his widow Agnessa Katharina and the surviving children settled in the Volga German colony of Kaneau on 7 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 8.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Heinrich Grün came from the German region of Dessau. The 1767 census records that widow Agnessa Katharina Grün came from the German region of Sollnitz.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 245.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1236.


Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies