Behrens (Enders)

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Behrens (Enders)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Dietrich Behrens, a craftsman (Handwerker), his wife Maria Margaretha, and daughter Katharina (age 4) are recorded on the 1767 census of Enders in Household No. 4. They had settled there on 27 March 1765.

The 1767 census records that Dietrich Berns [sic] came from the German village of Brehna and that his wife had come from the Zweibrücken area.


- 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): En04.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 382.


Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies