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Elenberger (Bangert)
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Johann Friedrich Elenberger [sic], a single hunter (Jäger), arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 June 1766 aboard the ship Die Vergelte Weintraube under the command of Skipper Anderson.

He settled in the Volga German colony of Dinkel on 12 May 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 55 along with a note that he relocated to the colony of Bangert in 1768.

The widow of Friedrich Elenberg [sic] and his children (Johann Christian, age 20; Jakob Heinrich, age 17; Anna Maria Elisabeth, age 12; Maria Friedrika, age 3) are recorded on the 1798 census of Bangert in Household No. Bg25.

The 1811 census of Bangert records in Household No. 25 that Johann Christian Ehrenberger [sic] relocated to the colony of Enders in 1810 and that Jakob Heinrich Ehrenberger [sic] relocated to the colony of Stahl [am Tarlyk, probably] in 1801.

The 1834 census of Enders records Christian Elberg [sic] in Household No. 47. The death in 1845 of Christian Elberg [sic] is recorded on the 1850 census of Enders in Household No. 77. Christian's descendants (surname Elberg [sic]) are recorded on the 1857 census of Enders in Households No. 78, 79, 80.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Friedrich Elenberger [sic] came from the German district of Schleswig-Holstein. The 1767 census records that he came from St. Petersburg, but that his father was from the German district of Holstein.


- 1811 Bangert Census (Household No. 25).
- 1834 Enders Census (Household No. 47).
- 1850 Enders Census (Households No. 77, 78).
- 1857 Enders Census (Households No. 78, 79, 80).
- 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): Bg25, En13.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 311.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #825.


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Volga Colonies