Faust (Dobrinka)

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Faust (Dobrinka)
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Widow Anna Faust and her children (Maria, age 20; Johann, age 18; Jakob, age 11) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Dobrinka on 20 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 94.

A note on the 1767 census indicates that the Faust family relocated to the colony of Shcherbakovka in 1768.

The 1767 census records that Anna Margaretha Faust came from the German village of Roth in the Isenburg 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): Db62, Sv57.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 339.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1759.


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Volga Colonies