There are two Grabe families that 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.
Both of them settled in the Volga German colony of Boisroux on 7 June 1767. Their relationship to each other is not recorded on the 1767 census.
(1) Valentin Grabe, a farmer, and his family are recorded on the 1767 census of Boisroux in Household No. 24.
(2) Christian Grabe, a farmer, and his family are recorded on the 1767 census of Boisroux in Household No. 27.
The 1767 census records that Valentine Grabe came from the German village of Kochstedt in the Dessau region while Christian Grabe came from the region of Dessau (without mentioning which village).
- 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): Bx05.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 144, 145.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1322, #1323.