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März / Mertz (Grimm)

Johann Philipp Merz, a single farmer, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 9 August 1766 aboard the Russian galliot Strelna under the command of Lieutenant Sornev.

He settled in the Volga German colony of Grimm and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 48 along with the [Johann] Heinrich Heppel family. No relationship is recorded between the Heppel and Merz families.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Philipp Merz came from the German region of Darmstadt.

Martin (Bettinger-1)

Anton Martin, a farmer, and his wife Anna arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.

Anton is recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Paulskaya in Household No. 111 along with a note that he relocated to the Volga German colony of Bettinger in 1768.

The 1767 census records that Anton Martin came from the German village of Bischberg.

Marquardt (Kutter)

Johann Marquardt, a farmer, his wife Anna Maria, and children (Johann Michael, age 14; Johann Jakob, age 12; Johann, age 9½) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard the ship Apollo under the command of Skipper Detlov Merberg.

Son Michael is recorded on the 1798 census of Kutter in Household No. Kt19.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Marquardt came from the German region of Isenburg.

Mast

[Johann] Dietrich Mast, a weaver (Wollweber), and his wife Maria Elisabeth 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 Warenburg on 12 May 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 77.

In 1793, Karl Ferdinand Mast moved from Warenburg to Stahl am Tarlyk.

The 1767 census records that Johann Dietrich Mast came from the German village of Walenkepr [?] in the Braunshwieg region.

Müller (Ober-Monjou)

Johann Adam Müller, a single farmer, 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.

He settled in the Volga German colony of Ober-Monjou on 27 August 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 45 along with his new wife Maria.

The 1767 census records that Adam Müller came from the German village of Obernzenn [?].

Model

Sebastian Model, a farmer, his wife Anna, and children (Theresia, age 10; Michael, age 1) 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 Ober-Monjou on 3 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 59.

In 1795, Franz Model moved from Ober-Monjou to Wittmann.

The 1767 census records that Sebastian Model came from the German village of Nervgenstal [?] near Mergenthal.

Milter

Michael Milter, a single man, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766.

He settled in the Volga German colony of Seelmann on 16 August 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 58 along with his new wife Margaretha.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Michael Milter was a cobbler while the 1767 census records that he was a farmer.

The 1767 census records that Michael Milter came from the German village of Königsberg in Prussia.

Michael (Paulskaya)

Johann[es] Michel, a miller (Müller), his wife Louisa, and sons (Georg, age 5; and Johann, age 2½) 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. 83.

In 1792, Johann Michel moved from Paulskaya to Susannental.