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Andreas Herzer, a single farmer, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard the Danish galliot Engel Rafail under the command of Skipper Konstadt.

He settled in the Volga German colony of Brabander on 26 Jun 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 128.

The 1767 census records that Andreas Herzer came from the German village of Elbing in Poland. The Oranienbaum passenger list records that he came from Prussia.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 241.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3480.


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