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Stuler (Jost)

Jakob Stuler, a goldsmith (Goldschmied), his wife Elisabeth, and stepsons (Jakob, age 10; Johann, age 9; Christina, age 2½) [Haas] arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 18 June 1766 aboard the hooker Anna Katharina under the command of Skipper Adolph Scharpenberg.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Jost on 19 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 36.

The 1767 census records that Jakob Stuler came from the German village of Augsburg in the Schwaben region.

Streck (Schwab)

Johann Streck, a farmer, and his wife [Anna] Elisabeth arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 19 July 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Jakob Bauer.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Schwab on 8 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 23.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Streck came from the German region of Friedeburg. The 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Rodenbach.

Stölz (Paulskaya-2)

Orphan Margaretha Stölz 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 along with Christian Lempe and his family.

She settled in the Volga German colony of Paulskaya on 7 June 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 21 along with the Christian Lempe family. The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Stölz and Lempe families.

Stölz (Paulskaya-1)

Wilhelm Stölz, a weaver, and his [mother Anna] Margaretha 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 7 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 42. Wilhelm's son is recorded on the 1798 census of Paulskaya in Household No. Pl52.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Wilhelm Stölz came from the German region of Friedberg.

Stolz (Jost)

Johann Andreas Stolz, a single man, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard the galliot Adler under the command of Skipper Paul Adam Drath.

He settled in the Volga German colony of Jost on 19 August 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 62 along with his new wife Anna Sophia.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Andreas Stolz was a farmer from the German region of Dessau. The 1767 census records that he was a soldier (Soldat) from the German region of Dessau.

Zerbst, Kr. Anhalt-Bitterfeld, Sachsen-Anhalt

In 2007, Zerbst was the capital of the former Anhalt-Zerbst District. Princess Sophie Auguste Friederike von Anhalt-Zerbst (later Catherine the Great) was born in Zerbst in 1729.

Stichler

Daniel Stichler, a farmer, his wife Maria, and son Johann (age 10) 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.

Daniel settled in the Volga German colony of Jost on 5 July 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 7 along with his new wife Friederika and her daughter Anna Elisabeth [surname not recorded] (age 12).

The 1767 census records that Daniel Stichler came from the German village of Zerbst near Ziepel in the Sachsen (Saxony) region.

Stahl (Stahl am Karaman)

There are two Stahl families that settled in the Volga German colony of Stahl am Karaman on 9 July 1766. They both immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) arriving in the city of Schleswig on 9 May 1761. Their relation ship to each other is not recorded.

(1) Jakob Stahl, his wife Agatha, and daughter Barbara (age 10) arrived in Schleswig. They are recorded on the 1767 census of Stahl am Karaman in Household No. 4.

Sollbach

Johann Christian Sollbach, a farmer, his wife Anna, and son Johann Jakob (age 1) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 May 1766 aboard the galliot Anna Katharina under the command of Skipper Daniel Geier.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Ober-Monjou on 5 March 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 5 along with orphan Elisabeth Kirchturm. The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Sollbach and Kirchturm families.