Brehm (Ober-Monjou)

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Brehm (Ober-Monjou)
Бремъ (Ober-Monjou)
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There are a pair of Brehm men who arrived together from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax. They are recorded next to each other on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767. They are believed to be related, but further research is needed to determine this relationship.

(1) Johann Brehm, a single cobbler (Schuhmacher), arrived in Oranienbaum.

He settled in the Volga German colony of Ober-Monjou on 7 June 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 20 along with his new wife, Maria.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Johannes Brehm came from the German village of Allendorf.

(2)Peter Brehm, a single man, arrived in Oranienbaum.

He settled in the Volga German colony of Ober-Monjou on 7 June 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 33 along with his new wife Katharina.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Peter Brehm was a butcher from the German village of Allendorf while the 1767 census records that he was a farmer from the German region of Bamberg.

Sources: 

- 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): Om20, Om21.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 294, 297.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1370, #1393.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #1352-1353.

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