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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.

Zahn (Biberstein)

Nikolaus Zahn, a farmer, his wife Johanna, and children (Johann [Michael], age 16; Anna [Margaretha], age 15; Anna [Elisabeth], age 11; Johann, age 5) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Franz Nikolaus Schröder.

They are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Beauregard in Household No. 6 along with a note that they relocated to the Volga German colony of Biberstein in 1768.

In 1771, Louisa Holtz moved from Boisroux and married Ludwig Zahn in Biberstein.  She took her son Gottfried with her.

Wulf (Brabander)

Gabriel Wulf, a baker (Bäcker), his wife Antonia, and children (Marianna, age 8; Johann, age 6) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the ship Die Neue Freiheit von Bremen under the command of Skipper Steingrawer.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Brabander on 13 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 7.

The 1767 census records that Gabriel Wulf came from the German village of Belingen in the Kurpfalz region.

Wilhelm (Huck)

Friedrich Wilhelm, a single farmer, arrived together from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 9 August 1766.

He settled in the Volga German colony of Huck on 17 August 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 88 along with his new wife Elisabeth.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Friedrich Wilhelm came from the German region of Isenburg. The 1767 census records that he came from the German region of Hanau.

Wiederkeer

Johann Wiedecker [sic], his wife Anna, and children (Lorenz, age 6; Anna, age 3) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the ship Der Jager under the command of Skipper Gabriel Wild.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Laub on 12 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 18 along with his new wife Philippina.