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Johann [Christoph] Bahlhausen and his wife Anna arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Martin Friedrich Morkau.

He settled in the Volga German colony of Reinhard on 25 May 1767 where Johann Christoph is recorded as a single craftsman (Handwerker) in Household No. 26. The Oranienbaum passenger list records that he was a weaver.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Bahlhausen came from the German region of Kalbach. The 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Radaschhausen in the Schwarzburg region.

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


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 26.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #2914.

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