Lorenz Aschenbrenner, a farmer, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.
Lorentz Eschenbrenner [sic], his wife Elisabeth, and sons (Anton, age 5¼; Jost Burchhard, age ½) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that son Anton died en route.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Philippsfeld on 3 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 3.
In 1786, Lorenz Aschenbrenner and his family moved from Philippsfeld to Enders.
Lorenz Aschenbrenner from Philippsfeld and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Enders in Household No. En14.
The death of Lorenz Aschenbrenner in 1799 is recorded on the 1811 census of Enders in Household No. 14 along with a note that his son Johann Michael relocated to the colony of Katharinenstadt [year not recorded].
Johann Georg Aschenbrenner from Enders and his family are recorded on the 1862 census of Gnadendorf.
The 1767 census records that Lorenz Aschenbrenner came from the German village of Friedewald in Hessen.
Some descendants of this family also use the spelling of Aschenbremer.
- 1811 Enders Census (Household No. 14).
- 1862 Gnadendorf Census.
- 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): En14, Mv2305.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 403.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5276.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #3221-3224.