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An article by Hermann Wäschke records the following:

Johann David Alberg, a carpenter (Zimmermann) with his wife, two sons, and one daughter. His house was sold to Maria Katharine Abel, wife of the gardener (Gärtner) Abel.

A list of those departing Dessau records Johann David Alberg, a carpenter (Zimmermann), his wife, two sons, and one daughter.

David Ahlberg, a carpenter (Zimmermann), and his family 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.

Joh. David Alberg [sic], his wife Leopoltina, and son Johann Christian (age 9) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that wife Leopoltina died en route.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Orlovskaya on 7 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 58 along with his new wife's son Gottfried Knoll.

In 1797, widow Louisa Ahlberg and her children moved from Orlovskaya to Boisroux.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that David Ahlberg came from the German region of Dessau.


- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Bx08, Or14, Or28, Mv2187.
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt. German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #1046.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 324.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1416.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #0795-0797.
- Wäschke, Hermann. "Deutsche Familien in Russland" in Roland, Archiv für Stamm- und Wappenkunde, Jubiläumsschrift, 18 January 1912: 82.

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Brent Mai

List of those depating Dessau in 1766 recording Johann David Ahlberg (#2).
Source: Karl Becker.

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