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Michael Sdrawinski [sic], a farmer, and his family arrived from Rewal at the port of Oranienbaum on 30 May 1766 aboard the pink Novaya Dvinka under the command of Lieutenant Ivan Perepechin.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Husaren on 17 February 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 22.

In 1795, Kaspar Stravinski moved from Husaren to Franzosen. Kaspar Stravinski is recorded on the 1834 census of Hölzel in Household No. 15.

The 1767 census records that Michael Sdrawinski [sic] came from the city of Danzig in Prussia.


- 1834 Hölzel Census (Household No. 15).
- 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): Hn27, Fz40, Mv1037.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 169.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #327.


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Volga Colonies