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Johann Grigorisch [sic], a single cobbler, arrived from Danzig at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 May 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Jacob Janson.

He is believed to have settled in Hussenbach as there are several other families aboard this ship that settled in Hussenbach.

[There is a Johann Grigoritsch who settled in the Volga German colony of Husaren on 17 February 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 25. This may be the same person recorded later in Hussenbach.]

Johann Grigorius settled in the Volga German colony of Hussenbach. His surviving descendant is recorded there on the 1798 census in Household No. Hs056.

Jakob Gregorius is recorded on the 1811 census of Hussenbach in Household No. 56.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Grigoritsch was of the Orthodox faith and came from the area of Bonat.

There do not appear to be any surviving male lines of this family among the Volga German colonies.


- 1811 Hussenbach Census (Household No. 56).
- 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): Hs056.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 170.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #21.

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