Michael Ernst, a farmer, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 14 September 1766 aboard the galliot Der Jan under the command of Skipper Markus Dragun.
In 1796, Joseph Ernst moved from Brabander to Dehler.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Michael Ernst came from Luxembourg.
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