Berg (Boisroux)

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Berg (Boisroux)
Бергъ (Boisroux)
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Tobias Berg, a miller (Müller), his wife Katharina, and sons (Johann Christoph, age 18; Andreas, age 14) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 3 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Nikolaus Peter Pink.

Joh. Tobias Berg, his wife Catharina, and sons (Joh. Christoph, age 18; Joh. Andreas, age 14) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that Catharina and son Joh. Andreas died en route.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Boisroux on 3 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 48.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Tobias Berg came from the German region of Stolberg while the 1767 census records that he came from the German the region of Silkerode.


- 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): Bx43.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 151.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4298.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #4981-4984.

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