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Lorenz Pfannenkuchen, a farmer, and his wife Kunigunda arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.

Lorenz Pfannenkuchen settled in the Volga German colony of Orlovskaya on 7 June 1767 where he is recorded on the 1767 census in Household No. 57 along with his new wife, Margaretha.

Their descendant, Johannes Pfannenkuchen, is recorded on the 1834 census of Schönchen in Household No. 108.

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

There do not appear to be any surviving male descendants of this family among the Volga German colonies.


- 1834 Census of Schönchen (Household No. 108).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 323.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #1556.


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