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Biel (Schwab)

There are two Biel families that arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 19 July 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Jakob Bauer. They both settled in the Volga German colony of Schwab on 8 July 1767.

(1) [Johann] Georg Biel, a farmer, his wife Katharina, and his sister Katharina (age 30) arrived in Oranienbaum. They are recorded on the 1767 census of Schwab in Household No. 12.

Betz (Ober-Monjou)

Friedrich Betz, a farmer, his wife Barbara, and children (Anna, age 9; Andreas, age 7; Anna, age 1) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard the ship Der Junge Heinrich under the command of Skipper Heinrich Niemann.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Ober-Monjou on 23 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 21.

The 1767 census records that Friedrich Betz came from the German village of Zeisdorf.

Bernhard(t) (Schwab)

[Johann] Heinrich Bernhardt, a single farmer, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 19 July 1766 aboard a ship under the Skipper Jakob Bauer.

He settled in the Volga German colony of Schwab on 8 July 1767. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 26 along with his new wife Maria Katharina.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Heinrich Bernhardt came from the German region of Darmstadt. The 1767 census records that Johann Heinrich Bernhardt came from the German village of Elsbach.

Berger (Ober-Monjou)

Anton Berger, a single farmer, 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.

He is recorded on the 1767 census of Ober-Monjou in Household No. 1 along with the Johannes Josephus Grenzer family. The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Gernzer and Burger [sic] families.

In 1769, Anton Burger "ran away" from Ober-Monjou.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Anton Berger came from the German region of Würzburg.

Beckmann

Johann Adam Bachmann [sic], a botton maker (Knopfmacher), and his wife Johanna 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.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Paulskaya on 22 July 1767. Johann Adam is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 13 along with his new wife Katharina.

In 1788, Konrad Beckmann moved from Paulskaya to Nieder-Monjou and Philipp Beckmann moved from Paulskaya to Krasnoyar.

Beck (Bettinger)

[Johann] Friedrich Beck, his wife Christina, and mother-in-law Magdalena [surname not recorded] arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 10 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Skipper Nikolaus Peter Pink.

They are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Paulskaya in Household No. 74.

Friedrich Beck is recorded on the 1798 census of Bettinger in Household No. Bt02.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Friedrich Beck was a farmer. The 1767 census records that Johann Friedrich Beck was a mason (Maurer).

Bäcker (Laub)

Hans Dietrich Becker, a farmer, and his wife Dorothea arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard the galliot Adler under the command of Skipper Paul Adam Drath.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Laub on 15 September 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 48.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Hans Dietrich Becker came from the German region of Lindenberg. The 1767 census records that Johann Dietrich Bäcker came from the German village of Alten in the Holstein region.

Arndt (Jost)

Johann [Jakob] Arndt and his wife Anna arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 18 June 1766 aboard the ship Mann und Frau under the command of Skipper Daniel Berg.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Jost on 5 July 1767. Johann Jakob Arndt is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 8 along with his new wife Elisabeth and her children (Andreas, age 14; hristoph, age 12; Louisa, age 8) [surname Horn].

In 1796, Abraham Arndt moved from Jost to Warenburg.