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Johann [Samuel] Minterlein, a teather (Lehrer), and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 14 September 1766 aboard the galliot Der Jan under the command of Skipper Markus Dragun.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Brabander on 11 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Houseohld No. 101.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that the Minterlein family came from the German region of Bamberg.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 236.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6132.


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