Michael [Specht] (age 17½) and his siblings (Maria, age 15; Christian, age 6) 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 - along with their stepfather Christian [sic] Scheffler.
Joh. Michael [Specht] (age 17½) and his siblings (Maria Elisabet, age 15½; Christian, age 7) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with their stepfather Christian Scheffler.
Johann Michael Specht (age 21), and his siblings (Maria Elisabeth, age 16; Christian, age 8) are recorded on the 1767 census of Kaneau in Household No. 24 along with their stepfather Christoph [sic] Scheffler.
Neither the Oranienbaum passenger list nor the 1767 census record from where the Specht children came.
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