Köhler (Dönhof)

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Köhler (Dönhof)
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Heinrich Köhler, a single man, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the ship Der Junge Mathias under the command of Skipper David Wollert along with a servant, Katharina.

He settled in the Volga German colony of Dönhof on 18 June 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 4 along with his new wife Anna Maria and son Johannes (6 months).

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Heinrich Köhler was a furrier from the German region of Isenburg while the 1767 census records that he was a storekeeper (Kaufmann) from the German region of Frankfurt am Main.


- 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): Dh073, Dh090.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 342.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1859.


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