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Johann [Christian] Meinicke, a farmer, and his wife Elisabeth 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.

Johann Meinicke and his wife Maria are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Johann Christian Meinicke, a farmer, his wife Maria, and daughter Maria (age 1) are recorded on the 1767 census of Boisroux in Household No. 18. They had settled in Boisroux on 7 June 1767.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Meinicke came from the German region of Dessau. The 1767 census records that Johann Christian Meinicke came from the German village of Zuchau.


- 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): Bx06, Bx55.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 143.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1343.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #1149-1150.

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