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Johann Hauert, a carpenter, his wife Margaretha and their children (Katharina, age 8; August, age ½) 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.

Heinrich Gauert [sic], his wife Margaretha, and son August (age ½) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that father Heinrich died en route.

Son August Hauert is recorded on the 1798 census of Boisroux in Household No. Bx16.

The death of August Hauert in 1828 is recorded on the 1834 census of Boisroux in Household No. 24.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Gauert came from the German region of Zerbst.


- 1834 Boisroux Census (Household No. 18, 24, 25).
- 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): Bx16.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1485.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #0866-0868.

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