Druschel / Druzel*

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Martin [sic] Druzel, a farmer, his wife Eva, and daughter Elisabeth (age 3) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 22 July 1766 aboard the pink Lev under the command of Lieutenant Fyodor Fyodorov.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Hussenbach and are recorded there on the 1798 census in Household No. Hs017 (under the name Mattias).

The death in 1804 of Mattias Druschel [sic] is recorded on the 1811 census of Hussenbach in Household No. 17. There are no known surviving male lines of this family among the Volga German colonies.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Martin Druzel came from the German region of Deinheim.


- 1811 Hussenbach Census (Household No. 17).
- 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): Hs017.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2366.

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