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Georg Monschau, a blacksmith (Schmied), his wife Maria Elisabeth, son Michael (age 2½), and servant Mattias Gerhard (age 20) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 14 September 1766 aboard the galliot Der Jan under the command of Skipper Markus Dragun.

Georg Monschou [sic], his wife Elisabeth, and children (Michael, age 2½; Maria Frinzel [Franziska], born en route] are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with servant Matthias Gerhard.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Brabander on 19 August 1767.

They are recorded there on the 1767 census census in Household No. 62. The 1767 census records that Georg Monschau came from the German village of Germersberg in the Freiburg region.


- 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): Bn70, Bn71.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 228.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5667.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #6597-6601.

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