Metzler (Ober-Monjou)

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Metzler (Ober-Monjou)
Метцлеръ (Ober-Monjou)
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Johann Georg Metzler, a farmer, and his family 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 Metler, his wife Margaretha, and children (Martin, age 17; Appolonia, age 16; Eva, age 9) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Ober-Monjou on 7 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 10.

In 1788, Georg Metzler moved from Louis to Ober-Monjou.

The 1798 Census of Zug records Samuel Metzler from Ober-Monjou in Household No. Zg15.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Georg Metzler came from the German region of Laubach.


- 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): Om41, Zg15, Mv1566.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 291.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1364.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #1346-1350.

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Volga Colonies