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Braun (Zug)

Johannes Braun, a cobbler (Schuhmacher), and his family arrived in the Volga German colonies on 17 August 1767. He is recorded on a list of Beauregard recruits attached to the 1767 census in Household No. 80 along with his wife Maria and daughter Maria (age 12).

Widow Anna Maria Braun and her son Johannes (age 15) are recorded on the 1798 census of Zug in Household No. Zg36.

The 1767 census records that Johannes Braun came from the German region of Mengen [?].

Windholz

Anton Windholz, a craftsman (Handwerker), and his wife Maria Theresia settled in the Volga German colony of Graf on 10 June 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 6 along with Anton Andreas Gerber (age 10), Maria Theresia's brother.

By 1834, Katharina Vogel, the widow of Lorenz Windholz, and her children had moved to the colony of Herzog. Lorenz's brother Joseph also relocated to the colony of Herzog before 1834.

The 1767 census records that Anton Windholz came from the German village of Regensburg.

Schönfeld

Michael Schönfeld, a farmer, his wife Anna Maria, and children (Anna Margaretha, age 12; Johann Heinrich, age 7; Johann, age 3) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 9 August 1766 aboard the pink Novaya Dvinka under the command of Lieutenant Perepechin.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Pfeifer on 20 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 76.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Johann Michael Schönfeld came from the German region of Fulda.

Metzinger

Joseph Metzinger, a coachman (Fuhrmann), and his wife Maria Judine settled in the Volga German colony of Graf on 10 June 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 5.

The 1767 census records that Joseph Metzinger came from the German village of Dinkelsbühl.

Zwinger

Widow Rosina Zwinger and her children immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein). Her son Johannes arried in Flensburg on 2 February 1762. Rosina and two additional children (Christina, age 19; Johann Georg, age 14) arrived in Flensburg on 12 June 1762.

They left the Danish colonies on 22 April 1765 and joined the migration to Russia.

Rosina settled in the Volga German colony of Kamenka on 6 July 1765. Her son Johann, a farmer, and his wife Christina settled there on 28 April 1766. They are recorded on the 1767 census of Kamenka in Households No. 41 and 46, respectively.

Neustadt bei Coburg, Kr. Coburg, Bayern

Neustadt bei Coburg (until 1850 called Neustadt an der Heyde, then Neustadt an der Haide until 1892) is located in the Upper Franconian region of the German State of Bayern (Bavaria).