Borell (Schaffhausen)

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Borell (Schaffhausen)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Albrecht [Friedrich] Borell, his wife Elisabeth, and stepdaughter Elisabeth (whose surname is not recorded) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.

They arrived in the Volga German colony of Beauregard on 3 August 1767 and are recorded there on an appendix to the 1767 census in Household No. 11 along with a note indicating that they relocated to the colony of Schaffhausen in 1768.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Albrecht Borell was a farmer from the German region of Bayreuth. The 1767 census records that Albrecht Friedrich Borell was a weaver (Weber) from the German village of Erlangen.

There are no known surviving male descendants of this Borell family among the Volga German colonies.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 164.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4629.


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Pre-Volga Origin

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