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Johann Honighaus, a mechanic, his wife Anna, and son Johann (age 4) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.

Johann Onighauss [sic], his wife Anna Maria, and son Joh. Heinrich (age 4) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that the mother Anna Maria died en route.

They have not been located on the 1767 census.

In 1798, Heinrich Honighaus and his wife moved from Susannental to Bettinger.

Heinrich Honighaus from Susannental and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Bettinger in Household No. Bt29.

Heinrich Honighaus, his daughter, and her family are recorded on the 1834 census of Bettinger in Household No. 86.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Honighaus came from the German region of Darmstadt.

There are no known surviving lines of this family among the Volga German colonies.


- 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): Bt29, Mv2889.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5552.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #3006-3008.

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