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Brenner (Jost)

Christian Brenner, a single blacksmith (Schmied), 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.

He settled in the Volga German colony of Jost on 5 July 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Houseohld No. 76.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Christian Brenner came from the region of Riga. The 1767 census records that he came from the German region of Wolmar in Livland (today Estonia).

Borth

Daniel Borth, a farmer, his wife Anna, son Konrad (age 4), and mother Elisabeth arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 19 July 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Jakob Bauer.

Son Konrad may be recorded as the [step-]son of Johann Peter Schwab on the 1767 census of the colony of Schwab in Household No. 4.

In 1793, Johann Konrad Borth moved from Schwab to Müller.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Daniel Borth came from the German region of Isenburg.

Böhm (Kutter)

Konrad Böhm, a farmer, his wife [Anna] Elisabeth, and children (Maria, age 21; Johann, age 16; Anna, age 12; Johann, age 9; Jakob, age 2) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 19 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Johann Hermann Anderson.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Kutter on 29 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 55.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Konrad Böhm came from the German region of Hessen.

Bohl

Kaspar Bohl, a farmer, his wife Anna, and children (Katharina, age 20; Konrad, age 17½; Margaretha, age 15; Daniel, age 12; Anna, age 9; Johann, age 4) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 22 July 1766 aboard the pink Lev under the command of Lieutenant Fyodor Fyodorov.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Huck on 17 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 67.

In 1794, Johann Heinrich Bohl moved from Huck to Reinwald.

The 1767 census records that Kaspar Bohl came from the German region of Kurpfalz.

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.