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Vogel (Orlovskaya)

Bernhard Vogel, a farmer, his wife Anna, and children (Johann, age 9; Bernhard, age 3) 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 Orlovskaya on 7 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 28.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Bernhard Vogel came from the German region of Wallerstein while the 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Bellersdorf.

Vogel (Grimm)

Johann Wilhelm Vogel, a craftsman (Handwerker), immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) arriving in the city of Schleswig on 30 May 1761.

He was dismissed from the Danish colonies on 1 May 1765 and joined the migration to Russia.

He settled in the Volga German colony of Grimm and is recorded there [under the name of Lebrecht Vogel] on the 1767 census in Household No. 51 along with wife Anna Margaretha, widow of Waldemar Andrian, and stepsons (Philipp Karl Andrian, age 13; Johann Wilhelm Andran, age 6½).

Viehrath

There are two Viehrath families that settled in the Volga German colony of Katharinenstadt on 27 August 1766. Their relationship to each other is not recorded on the 1767 census.

(1) Johann Friedrich Viehrath, a corporal [military?], and his wife Anna Stiegenland are recorded on the 1767 census of Katharinenstadt in Household No. 68. The 1767 census records that Johann Friedrich Viehrath came from the German region of Berlin and that Anna Stiegenland came from the town of Den Haag in Holland [The Hague, Netherlands].

Valentin (Dönhof)

Hans [Heinrich] Valentin, a single farmer, arrived from Rewal at the port of Oranienbaum on 30 May 1766 aboard the pink Novaya Dvinka under the command of Lieutenant Ivan Perepechin.

He settled in the Volga German colony of Dönhof on 12 February 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 52 along with his new wife Anna Margaretha.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Hans Heinrich Valentin came from the German region of Darmstadt.

Ulrich (Keller)

Dietrich Ulrich, a farmer, and his wife Maria arrived from Rewal at the port of Oranienbaum on 30 May 1766 aboard the pink Lopamink under the command of Lieutenant Kryukov.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Keller on 12 May 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 45 along with newborn son Johann.

The 1767 census records that Dietrich Ulrich came from the German village of Kolheim [Göllheim?] in the Kurmainz region.

Tress

Johann[es] Tress, a farmer, his wife Helena, and children (Anna, age 17½; Johann [Philipp], age 16; Agness, age 5) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Wiebe Heinrichson.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Urbach on 13 July 1767. Father Johannes died, and his widow Helena remarried to Lebrecht Kretzer. The combined Kretzer / Tress family is recorded on the 1767 census of Urbach in Household No. 17.

Trott (Grimm)

Philipp Moritz Trott, a day laborer (Tagelöhner), his wife Maria Elisabeth Gestras (daughter of Georg Gestras), and son Georg Heinrich (age ½) immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) arriving in Flensburg on 9 June 1762.

They deserted the Danish colonies on 23 June 1764 and joined the migration to Russia.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Grimm and are recorded there on the 1775 census in Household No. 19.

Träger (Stahl am Karaman)

Friedrich Träger, a farmer, and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Stahl am Karaman on 9 July 1766. Friedrich, his wife Maria Katharina, and children (Johann Friedrich, age 13; Eva Katharina, age 7; Eva Maria, age 4; Johann Michael, age 2) are recorded on the 1767 census of Stahl am Karaman in Household No. 1 along with a note that Friedrich was serving as the colony's mayor (Vorsteher).

The 1767 census records that Friedrich Träger came from the German city of Stuttgart in the Wüttemberg region.