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Georg Hänsch [sic], his wife Maria, and sons (Gottfried, age 18; Gottlieb, age 13; Martin, age 8) 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.

Georg Hensch, a farmer, his wife Anna, and children (Johann Gottfried, age 20; Maria, age 14; Johann Gottlieb, age 13; Johann Martin, age 9) are recorded on the 1767 census of Kaneau in Household No. 16. They had settled there on 7 June 1767.

Gottfried Hänsch and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Boisroux in Households No. Bx14 and Bx22.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Georg Hänsch came from the German region of Dessau. The 1767 census records that he came from the German region of Anhalt-Dessau.


- 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): Bx14, Bx22, Kn22.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 246.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1469.


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