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Johann Joseph Krentzer, a farmer, and his wife [Sus]Anna 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.

Joseph Krentzer and his wife Susanna are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

[The above Johann Joseph Krentzer is believed to be the same Johannes Krenzer who settled in Herzog because he is travelling with families who settled in Ober-Monjou which is where some of his descendants ended up by 1798.]

Johannes Krenzer, a single farmer, settled in the Volga German colony of Herzog on 14 July 1766 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 25.

In 1796, Johannes Krenzer and his family moved from Herzog to Rohleder.

The 1798 census of Ober-Monjou records Nikolaus Krenzer living in Household No. Om42. The 1798 census of Mariental records Kaspar Krenzer living in Household No. Mt05.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Joseph Krentzer came from the German region of Würzburg. The 1767 census records that Johannes Krenzer came from the German village of Roding in Bayern (Bavaria).


- 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): Mt05, Om42, Rl28, Mv0839.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 94. - Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1353.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #1336-1337.

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