Keberlein (Semenovka)

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Keberlein (Semenovka)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

There are two Keberlein families that settled in the Volga German colony of Semenovka on 24 July 1767. Their relationship to each other is not recorded on the 1767 census of Semenovka.

(1) Heinrich Keberlein, a farmer, his wife Margaretha, and children (Anna Katharina, age 22; Johann, age 20) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 13 September 1766 aboard the galliot Die Perle under the command of Skipper Thomson. They are recorded on the 1767 census of Semenovka in Household No. 5 along with the orphan Johann Adam Grein (age 12). The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Keberlein & Grein families.

(2) Johann[es] Keberlein, a farmer, his wife Eva Elisabeth, and children (Maria Elisabeth, age 18; Margaretha, age 15) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard the snow-brig Die Frau Dietrika under the command of Skipper Joachim Friedrich Luhn. They are recorded on the 1767 census of Semenovka in Household No. 7.

The 1767 census records that both of these Keberlein families came from the German village of Weisten [?] in the Würzburg region.

Sources: 

- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 178, 179.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6116, #6261.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Volga Colonies