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Abraham Sonnenblatt, a single merchant (Kaufmann), arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Gabriel Wild.

He is recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Nieder-Monjou (No. 21) along with his new wife and her children. The 1767 census also recorded a note that the family relocated to the Volga German colony of Schaffhausen in 1768.

The 1767 census records that Abraham Sonnenblatt came from the German village of Filun [?].


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 209.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #7016.


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