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An article by Hermann Wäschke records the following going to Russia:

Gottlieb Geewald [sic], a day laborer (Tagelöhner), from Wörlitz.

Gottlieb Herrwald, a farmer, and his family 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.

Gottlieb Heerwaldt, his wife Regina, and children (Gottlieb, age 14; Martin, age 5¼; Maria Elisab., born en route) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Boisroux on 3 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 30.

In 1776, Johann Gottlieb Herrwald moved from Boisroux to Katharinenstadt. In 1784, Johann Martin Herrwald moved from Boisroux to Paulskaya. The 1798 census of Katharinaenstadt records Gottlieb Herrwald from Cäsarsfeld in Household No. Ka125.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Gottlieb Herrwald came from the German region of 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): Ka125, Pl38, Mv0287, Mv0305.
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt. German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #1069.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 146.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1484 [erroneously printed as #1483].
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #0861-0865.
- Wäschke, Hermann. "Deutsche Familien in Russland" in Roland, Archiv für Stamm- und Wappenkunde, Jubiläumsschrift, 18 January 1912: 91.

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