Bruhl (Ober-Monjou)

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Bruhl (Ober-Monjou)
Бруль (Ober-Monjou)
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There are two Bruhl families that arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard the ship Der Junge Heinrich under the command of Skipper Heinrich Niemann. They both settled in the Volga German colony of Ober-Monjou on 23 July 1767.

(1) [Johann] Adam Bruhl (age 40), a farmer, arrived in Oranienbaum with his wife Anna. He is recorded on the 1767 census of Ober-Monjou as a widower in Household No. 84.

(2) Johannes Bruhl (age 30), a farmer, arrived in Oranienbaum with his wife Marta and children (Johann, age 11; Katharina, age 3; Johann Christian, age 1; Anna, age 1).

They are recorded on the 1767 census in Household No. 47. The 1767 census records that both Johannes Bruhl and Johann Adam Bruhl came from the German village of Kammerforst.


- 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): Om12, Om52.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 300, 308.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #7198, #7248.

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Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies