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Johann Konrad Münster was born on 5 May 1722 in Langwaden, southwest of Darmstadt. He married on 15 August 1747 in Schwanheim to Anna Barbara Engelhardt. She had been born on 10 April 1735 in Bensheim.

They immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) in 1760.  They left the Danish colonies on 7 January 1765 and joined the migration to Russia.

Konrad Münster, a farmer, his wife Anna Barbara, and children (Johann Peter, age 14½; Johann Georg, age 9; Maria, age 7) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 20 May 1766 aboard the Russian galliot Catharina Eleonora under the command of Skipper Peter Röder.

They are recorded on the 1775 census of Beideck in Household No. 17.

Their son Johann Peter is recorded on the 1798 Census in Household No. Bd69.

Johann Peter Münster and his family are recorded on the 1834 census of Beideck in Household No. 91.


- 1775 Beideck Census (Household No. 17).
- 1834 Beideck Census (Household No. 91).
- Eichhorn, Alexander, Jacob & Mary Eichhorn. The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766 (Deiningen, Germany: Drukerei und Verlag Steinmeier GmbH & Co. Kg, 2012): 533.
- Lang, Gerhard. German Colonists of Denmark on the Volga.
- 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): Bd69.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #166.

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Gerhard Lang

Brent Mai

Entry from the Oranienbaum passenger list recording the arrival in Russia of Konrad Münster and his family.
Source: Brent Mai.

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies