Martin Neulist, a farmer, his wife Anna, and children (Johann, age 9; Elisabeth, age 6; Adam, age 5; Jakob, age ¾) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.
Martin Neulist, his wife Anna Margaretha, and children (Johann, age 10; Maria Elisabeth, age 6, died en route; Johann Jakob, age ¾) 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 23 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 51.
In 1788, Jakob Neulist moved from Ober-Monjou to Luzern.
Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Martin Neulist came from the German region of Leiningen.
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