Jost (Paulskaya)

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Jost (Paulskaya)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

There are three Jost families that 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 and settled in the Volga German colony of Paulskaya on 7 June 1767.

(1) Gottfried Jost, a farmer, and his wife are recorded on the 1767 census of Paulskaya in Household No. 47.

(2) Lebrecht Jost, a farmer, and his wife are recorded on the 1767 census of Paulskaya in Household No. 48.

(3) Maria Louisa Jost, widow of Christoph Jost, and her son are recorded on the 1767 census of Paulskaya in Household No. 49.

The 1767 census records that these three families came from the German village of Jeßnitz in the region of Dessau.

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): Pl11, Pl19, Pl23.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 342, 343.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1288, #1289, #1290.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies