Arn(h)old (Jost)*

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Arnhold (Jost)*
Arnold (Jost)*
Арнгольдъ (Jost)*
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Johann Arndholtz [sic] & Maria Stegemann were married on 6 May 1766 in Roßlau.

Johann Arnhold and his wife Maria Katharina arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard the Danish galliot Nord Stern under the command of Skipper Detlev Belling.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Jost on 19 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 37.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Arnold was a wallpaper maker while the 1767 census records that he was a tiler (Fliesenleger).

Both documents record that he came from the German region of Berlin.

There are no known surviving male lines of this Arnhold family among the Volga German colonies.


- 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): #961.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 203.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5223.

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Volga Colonies