Brotzmann (Kraft)

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Brotzmann (Kraft)
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Konrad Brotzmann, a single man, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 9 August 1766 aboard the Russian galliot Strelna under the command of Lieutenant Sornev.

He settled in the Volga German colony of Kraft on 18 August 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 40 along with his new wife Katharina.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Konrad Brotzmann was a farmer while the 1767 census records that he was a potter (Töpfer).

The 1767 census records that Konrad Brotzmann came from the German village of Hatz [?] in the Isenburg region.


- 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): Kf48.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 403.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4965.

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