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Dorothea Schönfelder, a single woman, 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.

She settled in the Volga German colony of Ober-Monjou on 7 June 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 11 married to Christoph Neubauer (who was on the same ship arriving in Oranienbaum, and whose wife had died after arrival in Russia).

Dorothea Schönfelter is recorded on the 1798 census of Ober-Monjou in Household No. Om03 along with her second husband, Nikolaus Bach from Mariental.

The 1767 census records that Dorothea Schönfelder came from the German region of Würzburg.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 292.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1362.


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