Braun (Lauwe)

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Braun (Lauwe)
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Philipp Braun, a farmer, his wife Sophia Philippina, and daughter Elisabeth Dorothea (age 4) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 13 September 1766 aboard the Russian galliot Citadel under the command of Midshipman Grigory Bukharin.

It is believed that Philipp Braun died, and his widow remarried to Friedrich Körner and settled in the Volga German colony of Lauwe on 5 September 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census [with surname translated as Krämer] in Household No. 53. The surname of the stepdaughter Elisabeth Dorothea (age 5) is not recorded. The Braun family was travelling with several other families that settled in Lauwe, so it is probable that this Elisabeth Dorothea is the daughter of Philipp Braun.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Philipp Braun came from the German region of Löwenstein.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 49.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5267.


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Volga Colonies