Johann Just Hein, a farmer, his wife Anna, and children (Johann[es], age 14; Anna, age 10) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Franz Nikolaus Schröder.
They are recorded on a list of Beauregard recruits that was attached to the 1767 census (No. 94).
In 1776, widower Just Hein moved from Zürich to Bettinger.
The 1767 census records that Johann Just Hein came from the German village of Vonhausen.
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