Eberlein (Seelmann)

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Eberlein (Seelmann)
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Johann[es] Eberle [sic], a farmer, and his wife Katharina arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Seelmann on 16 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 62.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Eberle [sic] came from the German region of Alsace. The 1767 census records that Johannes Eberlein came from the German village of Ton in the Kurpfalz 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): Sm25.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 161.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #3057.


Brent Mai

Volga Colonies