Bossel (Stahl am Tarlyk)

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Bossel (Stahl am Tarlyk)
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Peter Bossel, a farmer, his wife Angelina, and sons (Thomas, age 9; Klaus, age 7; Peter, age ½) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 3 June 1766 aboard the galliot Adler under the command of Skipper Paul Adolph Drath. They settled in the Volga German colony of Stahl am Tarlyk on 5 September 1767.

Peter Bossel, a butcher (Fleischer), his wife Angelina, and sons (Thomas Heinrich, age 13; Klaus Peter, age 12; Peter Heinrich, age 2) are recorded on the 1767 census of Stahl am Tarlyk in Household No. 31.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Peter Bossel came from the German region of Mecklenburg. The 1767 census records that he came from the German district of Kolbow [?] in the Mecklenburg region.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 211.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #749.


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