Dorn (Orlovskaya)

Spelling Variations: 
Dorn (Orlovskaya)
Дорнъ (Orlovskaya)
Torn (Orlovkaya)
Торнъ (Orlovskaya)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Georg Torn [sic], a farmer, his wife Maria, and children (Christoph, age 15; Johann, age 8; Maria, age 3) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.

Georg Torn [sic], his wife Elisabeth, and children (Christoph, age 14; Joh. Georg, age 7; Maria Margaretha, age 4; Justus Adam, born en route) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that newborn son Justus Adam also died en route.

Orphan Christoph Dorn (age 12) and his siblings (Georg, age 8; Maria, age 4) are recorded on the 1767 census of Orlovskaya in Household No. 70 along with their stepfather Johann Georg Neumann. They had settled there on 3 August 1767.

In 1787, Christoph Dorn moved from Orlovskaya to Katharinenstadt.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Georg Torn [sic] came from the German region of Katzenelnbogen. The 1767 census does not record from where the Dorn siblings came.


- 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): Ka050, Mv2166.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #4548.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #5332-5337.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Brent Mai

Volga Colonies