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Nikolaus Janet and his wife Magdalena arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Katharinenstadt on 3 August 1767. Nikolaus is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 146 along with a new wife Maria Margaretha.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Nikolaus Jacqnet [sic] was a joiner while the 1767 census records that he was a carpenter (Tischler).

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Nikolaus Janet came from the village of Liege [Belgium].


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 307.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4482.

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Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

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