Boxhorn

Spelling Variations: 
Boxhorn
Боксгорнъ
Bockshorn
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Konrad Bockshorn, a joiner, his wife Elisabeth, and children (Andreas, age 16½; Gottfried, age 14; Michael, age 11; Lorenz, age 8; Georg, age 4) 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.

Conrad Bockshorn, his wife Elisabet, and sons (Andreas, age 16; Gottfried, age 14; Joh. Michael, age 11; Joh. Lorentz, age 8; Georg Michael, age 4) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Evidently both parents died after arrival in Saratov. The surviving children are recorded on the 1767 census of Paulskaya in the following households:

Andreas (age 15) & Michael (age 11) are recorded in Household No. 12 along with the Johann Ernst Wolter family.

Friedrich [sic] (age 13) & Johann Daniel [sic] (age 5) are recorded in Household No. 26 along with the Christoph Balzer family.

Konrad [sic] (age 8) is recorded in Household No. 58 along with the Karl Frank family.

Lorenz Boxhorn and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Paulskaya in Household No. Pl01.

The death of Lorenz Boxhorn in 1820 is recorded on the 1834 census of Paulskaya in Household No. 73.

The 1767 census does not record a relationship among the Boxhorn, Wolter, Balthasar, and Frank families.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Konrad Beckshorn came from the German region of Würzburg.

Sources: 

- 1834 Paulskaya Census (Households No. 29, 35, 73).
- 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): Pl01.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 334, 337, 345.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1551.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #1053-1059.

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