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Lorenz Libie, a single cobbler (Schuhmacher), arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 9 August 1766 aboard the pink Novaya Dvinka under the command of Lieutenant Perepechin.

He settled in the Volga German colony of Köhler on 21 August 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 92 along with his new wife Katharina.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Lorenz Libie came from the German region of Schönborn. The 1767 census records that he came from the village of Ewo [?] in France.

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


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 382.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3824.

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