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Johann Adam [sic] Mornheiser, a farmer, his wife Elisabeth, and children (Johann, age 18; Johann Georg, age 16; Anna Margaretha, age 9; Melchior, age 7; Maria Agness, age ¾) from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 13 September 1766 aboard the hooker Die Jungfer Dietrika under the command of Skipper Christian Korsholm.

Joh. Adam Muhrhausen [sic], his wife Elisabeth, and children (Johannes, age 21; Johann Georg, age 17; Melchior, age 13; Anna Margreta age 11; Maria, age 1) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that both parents and children Johannes & Maria died en route.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Köhler on 21 August 1767. The surviving children are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 94.

Philipp Mornheiser and his family is recorded on the 1834 census of Göbel in Households No. 64 & 114.

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


- 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): Gb50.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 383.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5752.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #2610-2616.

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