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Johann[es] Job, a farmer, his wife Katharina, and children (Anna Maria, age 18; Lorenz, age 13; Maria Elisabeth, age 3) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum aboard the ship Die Neue Freiheit von Bremen under the command of Skipper Steingrawer.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Keller on 11 August 1767. Johannes survived and remarried to Elisabeth, the widow of Franz Spithoff, and is recorded on the 1767 census of Keller in Household No. 61 along with her son Peter (age 11).

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Job came from the German region of Pfalz.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 354.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1994.

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