Burmeister (Orlovskaya)*

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Burmeister (Orlovskaya)*
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Ernst Burmeister, a single man, 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.

He settled in the Volga German colony of Orlovskaya on 7 June 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 87.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Ernst Burmeister was a farmer while the 1767 census records that he was a merchant (Kaufmann).

Both documents record that Ernst Burmeister came from the German region of Berlin.

There do not appear to be any surviving male descendants of this Burmeister family.


- 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): Or52.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 330.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1432.


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