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Wagner (Dönhof)

Kaspar Wagner, a single farmer, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the ship Der Junge Mathias under the command of Skipper David Wollert.

He settled in the Volga German colony of Dönhof on 18 June 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 80.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Kaspar Wagner came from the German region of Stolberg.

Wachtel

Georg Wachtel, a single man, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.

He settled in the Volga German colony of Bettinger on 3 August 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 8.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Georg Wachtel was a farmer from the German region of Fulda. The 1767 census records that he was a cobbler (Schuhmacher) from the German village of Gilbstett [?].

Bieber (Stadt), Hessen

Since 1938, Bieber has been part administratively part of the municipality of Offenbach am Main.

Völker (Luzern)

Widow Elisabeth Völker and her sons (Johann, age 24; Valentin, age 20; Jakob, age 18) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard the galliot Anna Katharina under the command of Skipper Johann Joachim Janson.

Elisabeth Völker and her sons (Georg, age 24; Jakob, age 20; Valentin, age 18) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from Oranienbaum to Saratov (#4758-4761) along with a note that Elisabeth died during the journey.

Völker (Bettinger)

Georg Völker, his wife Margaretha, and daughters (Katharina, age 10; Anna, age 3) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Bettinger on 3 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 27.

In 1780, Johann Völker left the colony.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Georg Völker was a stonemason while the 1767 census records that he was a farmer.

Trapp (Laub)

[Johann] Michael Trapp, a weaver (Tuchweber), and his wife Kunigunde arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 14 September 1766 aboard the galliot Der Jan under the command of Skipper Markus Dragun.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Laub on 15 September 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 49.

The 1767 census records that Johann Michael Trapp came from the German village of Dinkelsbühl in the Schwaben region.

Thiel (Jost)

Gottfried Thiel, a single hatter (Hutmacher), 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 Household No. 20 along with his new wife Katharina.

The 1767 census records that Gottfried Thiel came from the German village of Freyburg in the Sachsen (Saxony) region.

Teneke

Heinrich Teneke, a cobbler (Schuhmacher), his wife Anna, and children (Klaus, age 13; Maria, age 10) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.

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