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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.

T(h)omson (Grimm)

Günther Thomson married Maria Barbara, the widow of Martin Wittmann. They and her children (Martin Wittmann, age 6; Julianna Wittmann, age 4) immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) arriving in the city of Schleswig on 9 May 1761.

They departed the Danish colonies in May 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. 163.

Günther Wittmann is recorded on the 1798 census of Grimm in Household No. Gm157 along with a note that he was working in Katharinenstadt.

Tule

Gottfried Tule, a farmer, his unnamed wife, and 4 unnamed children immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) arriving in Flensburg on 30 January 1762.

They were dismissed from the Danish colonies on 10 June 1765 and joined the migration to Russia.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Grimm where they are recorded on the 1775 census in Household No. 27.

Stumpf (Ernestinendorf)

Johann [Georg] Stumpf, a farmer, and his wife Anna arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 10 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Nikolaus Peter Pink.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Ernestinendorf on 3 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 12.

The 1767 census records that Johann Georg Stumpf came from the German village of Oberkleen in the Darmstadt region.

Strauss (Orlovskaya)

Friedrich Strauss and his wife Katharina 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. 56.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Friedrich Strauss was a farmer from the German region of Dessau. The 1767 census records that he was a weaver (Tuchweber) from the German region of Liega.

Strauch (Katharinenstadt)

Johann [Gottlieb] Strauch, his wife Charlotta [Engelmann], and children (Nikolaus, age 6; Maria, age 5; Karl, age 2) 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 Katharinenstadt on 23 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 145.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Strauch was a farmer while the 1767 census records that he was a cobbler (Schuhmacher).

Straub (Stahl am Karaman)

Johann Christian Straub, a farmer, and his wife Anna Katharina settled in the Volga German colony of Stahl am Karaman on 9 July 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 15.

The 1767 census records that Johann Christian Straub came from the German village of Querfurt in Sachsen (Saxony) and that Anna Katharina came from the Danish town of Tinning [?].