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Johann Katzenbach & Juliana Christiana Dorn were married 23 June 1766 in St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Lübeck.

Johann Katzenbach, a farmer, his wife Christina, and son Christian (age 15) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard the galliot Anna Catharina under the command of Skipper Johann Joachim Janson.

His wife died and he remarried to widow Margaretha Schmidt. They are recorded on the appendex to the Paulskaya 1767 census in Household No. 64 along with a note that they relocated to the Volga German colony of Basel in 1768.

The 1767 census records that Johann Katzenbach came from the German village of Rauschenberg in Hessen.

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


- 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): #109.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 364.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3943.

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Pre-Volga Origin

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