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Sack (Göbel-1)

Bernhard Sack, a farmer, his wife Anna, and children (Johannes, age 7; Michael, age 1) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 20 May 1766 aboard the Russian galliot Katharina Eleonora under the command of Skipper Peter Röder.

His family evidently died. Bernhard settled in the Volga German colony of Göbel on 25 May 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 68 along with new wife Margaretha Vierschenk.

The 1767 census records that Bernhardt Sack came from the German village of Attaching in the Würzburg region.

Sachs (Kamenka)

Franz Joseph Sachs (age 15) and his brother Siegmundus (age 12) are recorded on the 1767 census of Kamenka in Household No. 37 along with their stepfather Leonhard Retzer.

They had settled in Kamenka on 6 July 1765. Their mother Eva Rosina is recorded on the 1775 census of Kamenka in Household No. 28 remarried to Konrad Kessler. Son Siegmund Sachs (age 20) and daughter Anna Maria Retzer (age 10) are also recorded on the 1775 census of Kamenka in Household No. 28.

The 1798 census of Semenovka records Siegmund Sachs from Kamenka in Household No. Se42.

Zimmermann (Graf)

Peter Zimmermann, a farmer, and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Graf on 10 June 1766. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 25 along with his wife Anna Maria and daughter Anna Margaretha (age ¾).

The 1767 census records that Peter Zimmermann came from Luxembourg.

Ziegler (Pfeifer-1)

Valentin Ziegler, a farmer, and his wife Margaretha arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 13 September 1766 aboard the hooker Die Jungfer Dietrika under the command of Skipper Christian Korsholm.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Pfeifer on 22 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 100.

In 1790, Valentin Ziegler moved from Pfeifer to Göbel.

The 1767 census records that Valentin Ziegler came from the German village of Arnstein in the Würzburg region.

Zentner

Florian Zentner, a farmer, his wife Katharina, and children (Johann, age 17½; Mathias, age 13) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 22 July 1766 aboard a Russian backet-boat under the command of Lieutenant Trusov.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Sewald on 20 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 24.

The 1767 census records that Florian Zentner came from the German village of Hamm in the Pfalz region.

Zengraf

Karl Zengraf, a farmer, his wife Elisabeth, and daughter Maria (age ½-year) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 13 September 1766 aboard the hooker Die Jungfer Dietrika under the command of Skipper Christian Korsholm.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Pfeifer on 20 September 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 105 along with 5-week-old Anna Katharina.

The 1767 census records that Karl Zengrak came from the German village of Werdenberg in the Würzburg region.

Zahn (Graf)

Adam Zahn, a farmer, settled in the Volga German colony of Graf on 10 June 1766. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 18 along with his wife Anna Barbara.

In 1782, Anton Zahn moved from Graf to Astrakhan.

The 1767 census records that Adam Zahn came from the German village of Damice in Austria while his wife came from the German village of Linz.

Wunderlich (Nieder-Monjou)

Johann[es] Wunderlich, a farmer, his wife Anna, and children (Maria, age 15; Anna, age 9; Johann, 8) 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.

They are recorded on a list of Beauregard recruits that is attached to the 1767 census in Household No. 127.

In 1786, Adam Wunderlich moved from Nieder-Monjou to the Caucasus.

The 1767 census records that Johannes Wunderlich came from the German village of Haigerseelbach [?] in the Nassau region.