Bossel / Brüssel (Dinkel)

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Bossel (Dinkel)
Brüssel (Dinkel)
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Andreas Brüssel [sic], a blacksmith (Schmied), his wife Sophia, and daughters (Eva, age 16; Maria, age 14) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 18 June 1766 aboard the ship Mann und Frau under the command of Skipper Daniel Berg.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Dinkel on 27 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 44.

The 1767 census records that Andreas Bossel [sic] came from the German region of Anhalt-Zerbst.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 308.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1104.


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