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Balthasar (Paulskaya)

Christoph Balthasar, a farmer, and his wife Sophia arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 10 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Nikolaus Peter Pink.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Paulskaya on 22 July 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 26 along with orphan brothers Friedrich Boxhorn (age 13) and Johann Daniel Boxhorn (age 5). The relationship between the Balthasar and Boxhorn families is not recorded.

Strauss (Orlovskaya)

Balthasar Strauss, a farmer, and his wife Walpurga arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 10 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Nikolaus Peter Pink.

Balthasar settled in the Volga German colony of Orlovskaya on 3 August 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 69.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Balthasar Strauss came from the German region of Ansbach while the 1767 census records that he came from the village of Ostheim.

Specht (Biberstein)

Widow Maria Specht and her sons (Johann, age 21; Gottlieb, age 15) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 10 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Nikolaus Peter Pink.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Nieder-Monjou where Gottlieb is recorded on the 1767 census in Household No. 16 along with his stepfather Johann Sibelius along with a note that they resettled to the colony of Biberstein in 1768.

The 1798 census of Biberstein records Gottlieb Specht and his family in Household No. Bb12.

Schütz (Bettinger)

Mathias Schütz, a farmer, his wife Anna, and daughter Julianna (age ¾) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 10 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Nikolaus Peter Pink.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Bettinger on 3 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 18.

In 1791, Johann Philipp Schütz moved from Bettinger to Biberstein.

Schult

Franziscus [sic] Schult, his wife Maria, and sons (Johann, age 14; Gerhard [Erhardt], age 10) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 10 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Nikolaus Peter Pink.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Paulskaya on 23 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 censu sin Household No. 77.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Franziscus [sic] Schult was a merchant from Friedberg. The 1767 census records that Franz Heinrich Schult was a farmer from the German village of Raubach.

Schlehe

Johann Schlehe, a miller (Müller), his wife Elisabeth [Richter], and mother[-in-law] Henrietta/Johanna arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 10 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Nikolaus Peter Pink.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Bettinger on 3 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 11.

The 1798 census of Zug records Johann Georg Schlehe, son of Michael Schlehe from Bettinger, in Household No. Zg08.

Richter (Bettinger-2)

Henrietta / Johanna Richter arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 10 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Nikolaus Peter Pink along with her daughter Elisabeth and son-in-law Johann Schlehe.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Bettinger on 3 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 11.

Matthias (Ober-Monjou)

There are two Matthias families that arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 10 Augsut 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Nikolaus Peter Pink. They both settled in the Volga German colony of Ober-Monjou on 3 August 1767. Their relationship to each other is not recorded.

(1) Valentin Matthias, a weaver (Weber), and his wife Katharina arrived in Oranienbaum. They are recorded on the 1767 census of Ober-Monjou in Household No. 72.