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Johann [Nikolaus] Ramburger, a farmer, his wife Anna, and children (Elisabeth Margaretha, age 21; Elisabeth, age 16; Christina, age 13; Martin, age 8) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 18 June 1766 aboard the ship Mann und Frau under the command of Skipper Daniel Berg.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Preuss on 15 July 1767. Widow Anna Maria Ramburger and her children (Christina, age 14; Martin, age 8) are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 108 along with a note that husband Nikolaus had died there on 31 October 1767.

Son Martin and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Preuss in Household No. Ps50.

Martin's death in 1831 is recorded on the 1834 census of Preuss in Household No. 42.

The 1767 census records that widow Anna Maria Ramburger came from the German village of Anderzo [?] in the Kurmainz region.

[Some translations of this surname record it as Rambeau, Rambe, Rambo, and Ranburger.]


- 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): Ps50.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 433.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1144.

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