Christian Sander, a farmer, his wife Maria, and children (Maria, age 15; Johann, age 11) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Martin Friedrich Morkau.
Son Johann (age 12) is recorded on the 1767 census of Dinkel in Household No. 37 along with the Hans Hartmann family. The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Sander and Hartmann families.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Christian Sander came from the German region of Sachsen (Saxony).
- 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): Dn34.
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- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #2953.