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[Johann] Christoph [sic] En[s]ter, a single farmer, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 10 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Nikolaus Peter Pink.

He settled in the Volga German colony of Nieder-Monjou on 23 July 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 10 along with his new wife Barbara.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Johann Christian/Christoph Enster came from the German region of Brandenburg.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 187.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4374.


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