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Peter Marusch and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Brabander on 26 June 1767. Peter and his son Michael are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 87 along with his new wife and her children (surnames not recorded).

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Peter Marusch was a farmer while the 1767 census records that he was a butcher (Fleischer).

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Peter Marusch came from Luxembourg.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 233.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3059.


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