Bock (Boisroux)

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Bock (Boisroux)
Бокъ (Boisroux)
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An article by Hermann Wäschke records the following:

Christian Bock with his wife and one child that died. He left his father behind. His married stepsister took over his debt-ridden house. She lives in Delitsch and is married to the (unnamed) rag picker (Lumpensammler) Bezink. Both Bock and his wife were born in Gohrau in the district of Dessau.

Christian Bock, a farmer, and his wife 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.

Christi. Bock and his wife Dorothea are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Boisroux on 7 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 28.

The descendants of Christian Bock are recorded on the 1834 census of Boisroux in Households No. 10, 34, 42, & 50.

The 1767 census records that Christian Bock came from the German village of Gohren in the region of Dessau.

Sources: 

- 1834 Boisroux Census (Households No. 10, 34, 42, 50).
- 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): Bx05, Bx23.
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt. German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #1056.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 145.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1339.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #0675-0676.
- Wäschke, Hermann. "Deutsche Familien in Russland" in Roland, Archiv für Stamm- und Wappenkunde, Jubiläumsschrift, 18 January 1912: 83.

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