Freund (Grimm)

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Freund (Grimm)
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Abraham Freund, a farmer, his wife Maria, and daughter Maria (age ½) arrived from Rewal at the port of Oranienbaum on 30 May 1766 aboard the pink Novaya Dvinka under the command of Lieutenant Ivan Perepechin.

They are recorded on the 1775 census of Grimm in Supplement No. 1.

The 1798 census of Grimm records Abraham Freund in Household No. Gm162 along with a note that he is actually in Balzer.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Abraham Freund came from the German region of Erbach.


- 1775 Census of Grimm (Supplement No. 1).
- 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): Gm162.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #523.


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