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Just [sic] Altenhoff, a blacksmith, his wife Katharina, and children (Johann, age 13; Philipp, age 11; Maria, age 10; Katharina, age 9) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.

Justus Altenhoff, his wife Elisabeth, and children (Christoph Adam, age 14; Phillip Jacob, age 13; Maria Marg., age 12; Cath. Magdalena, age 9) are recorded on a list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Justus Altenhof, a blacksmith (Schmied), his wife Katharina, and children (Adam, age 15½; Philipp, age 13; Margaretha, age 12; Katharina, age 10) are recorded on the 1767 census of Orlovskaya in Household No. 39. They had settled there on 3 August 1767

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Just [sic] Altenhoff came from the German region of Hessen. The 1767 census records that Justus Altenhof came from the German village of Reibertenrod in the Hessen region.


- 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): Or09, Or46.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 320.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4552.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #5338-5342.

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