Hirsch (Boisroux)

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Hirsch (Boisroux)
Гиршъ (Boisroux)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Widow Katharina Hirsch and her children (Magdalena, age 16; Katharina, age 12; Andreas, 11) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Franz Nikolaus Schröder.

Widow Catharina Hirsch and her children (Magdalena, age 17; Catharina, age 12; Andreas, 11) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Thomas Schöneberg, a blacksmith (Schmied), his wife Katharina Hirsch, and stepchildren (Katharina Hirsch, age 12; Andreas Hirsch, age 10) are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Beauregard in Household No. 58.

The movement tables that accompany the 1798 census of Boisroux record that, in 1772, Thomas Schöneberg "escaped." It is assumed that the Hirsch children settled in the colony of Boisroux with Thomas Schöneberg.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 208.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #6850.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #4763-4766.

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