Jost (Paulskaya)

Spelling Variations: 
Jost (Paulskaya)
Юстъ (Paulskaya)
Иостъ (Paulskaya)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

There are three Jost families that arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax and settled in the Volga German colony of Paulskaya on 7 June 1767.

(1) Gottfr. Joost [sic], his wife Dorothea, and Christop. Andreas (born en route) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Gottfried Jost, a farmer, and his wife Maria are recorded on the 1767 census of Paulskaya in Household No. 47.

(2) Lebrecht Jost & Dorothea Sophia Härtel were married on 10 April 1766 in Roßlau.

Leberecht Joost [sic] and his wife Dorothea are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Lebrecht Jost, a farmer, and his wife Elisabeth are recorded on the 1767 census of Paulskaya in Household No. 48.

(3) Christoph Joost [sic], his wife Louisa, and son Leopold (age 18) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Maria Louisa Jost, widow of Christoph Jost, and her son Leopold (age 18) are recorded on the 1767 census of Paulskaya in Household No. 49.

The 1767 census records that these three families came from the German village of Jeßnitz in the region of Dessau.

Sources: 

- 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): Pl11, Pl19, Pl23.
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt, German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #939.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 342, 343.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1288, #1289, #1290.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #0583-0590.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies