Bender (Hölzel)*

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Bender (Hölzel)*
Бендеръ (Hölzel)*
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Christian Bender, a tailor (Schneider), his wife Marianna, and daughter Marianna (age 6) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Gabriel Wild.

Christian Benneder [sic], his wife Margretha, and daughter Mariana (age 6) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Christian Bender, his wife Anna, and daughters (Anna, age 7; Franziska, age ¼) are recorded on the 1767 census of Hölzel in Household No. 24. They had settled in Hölzel on 11 September 1767.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Christian Bender came from the German region of Trier while the 1767 census records that he came from the German region of Anspach.

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


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 114.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6788.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #7559-7561.

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