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Johann Gebauer, a farmer, his wife Maria, and son Konrad (age 1) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Nieder-Monjou on 3 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 75.

In 1786, Georg Gebauer moved from Nieder-Monjou to the Caucasus, but his children moved to Näb.

Son Johann Konrad Gebauer is recorded on the 1798 census of Näb in Household No. Nb11. One translation erroneously records the surname there as LeBarre.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Gebauer came from the German region of Darmstadt. The 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Endorf.


- 1834 Nieder-Monjou Census (Household No. 34).
- 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): Nb11, Mv1903.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 201.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4776.


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