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Johann Christoph Riebling, a cobbler (Schuhmacher), his wife Katharina, and stepdaughters [whose surnames are not recorded] (Dorothea Elisabeth, age 14; Christina Maria, age 12) are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Nieder-Monjou along with a note that they relocated to the colony of Biberstein in 1768.

The 1767 census records that Johann Christoph Riebling came from the German village of Altenstein.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 3 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 220.


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