Biehl (Ober-Monjou)

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Biehl (Ober-Monjou)
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Friedrich Bühl, his wife Maria, and children (Katharina, age 6; Anna, age 4; Maria, age 2; Just, age 1½) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Gabriel Wild.

Friedrich Bühl, a farmer, his wife Maria, and daughters (Katharina, age 8; Margaretha, age 6; Elisabeth,a ge 4) are recorded on the 1767 census of Ober-Monjou in Household No. 44. They had settled there on 23 July 1767.

In 1784, Michael Biehl moved from Ober-Monjou to Zug.

The 1767 census records that Friedrich Bühl came from the German village of Dorheim. [There are several villages named Dorheim; it is assumed to be the one in Kreis Wetterau, because so many Volga German families that came from that 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): Om70, Zg20, Mv2071.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 299.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #7027.


Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies