Reis (Philippsfeld)

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Reis (Philippsfeld)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Martin Reis and his family 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.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Philippsfeld on 3 August 1767.  They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 12.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Martin Reis was a farmer while the 1767 census records that he was a teacher (Lehrer).

The 1767 census records that Martin Reis came from the German village of Bernburg.

Sources: 

- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 406.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5283.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Volga Colonies