Martin Nowak, a farmer, his wife Maria, and his children (Maria, age 4; Christian, age ½) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 10 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Nikolaus Peter Pink.
Martin Noack and his wife Maria Sophia are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Boisroux on 3 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 69. A note on the entry for Household No. 67 indicating that Johann Kaspar Schleuning (age 8) is living with them. The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Nowak and Schleuning families.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Martin Nowak came from the German region of Sachsen (Saxony) while the 1767 census records that he came from the German region of Zerbst.
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- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4390.
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