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Elisabeth Mankeln, a widow, is recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Boisroux in Household No. 81 along with a note that she relocated to the colony of Orlovskaya in 1768.

The 1767 census records that Widow Mankeln came from the German village of Niederraden. [There are two villages named Niederraden in Rheinland-Pfalz. One is in Kr. Bitburg-Prüm and the other was united in 1974 with Oberraden and is located in Kr. Neuwied.]

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


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 175.

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Brent Mai

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