Berger (Ober-Monjou)

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Berger (Ober-Monjou)
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Anton Berger, a single farmer, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.

He is recorded on the 1767 census of Ober-Monjou in Household No. 1 along with the Johannes Josephus Grenzer family. The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Gernzer and Burger [sic] families.

In 1769, Anton Burger "ran away" from Ober-Monjou.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Anton Berger came from the German region of Würzburg.


- 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): Mv2032.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 289.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1285.


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Volga Colonies