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Widow Dorothea Louisa Krümmel and her son Johann (age 16) [probably also the mother of Georg Krümmel who was on the same ship] 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.

Widow Krümmel is believed to have remarried to Ernst Lüber[t], a gardner, who was on the same ship along with his son Johann Christoph.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Boisroux on 7 June 1767 and Dorothea Louisa is recorded there (as Widow Lübert) on the 1767 census in Household No. 93.

Johann Christoph Liebert from Zürich is recorded on the 1798 census of Katharinenstadt in Household No. Ka105.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Ernst Liebert, the father of Johann Christoph, came from the German region of Dessau. The 1767 census records that Dorothea Louisa Lübert came from the German village of Oranienbaum in the Dessau region.


- 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): Ka105.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 161.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1560, #1577.


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