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Johann Strohbett, a farmer, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766.

His wife died and he remarried to Barbara, the widow of Hans Amen. Barbara also evidently died, and Johann Strohbett remarried to a woman named Margaretha. They settled in the Volga German colony of Leitsinger on 5 September 1767. Johann & Margaretha, along with the orphaned Amen children, are recorded on the 1767 census of Leitsinger in Household No. 66.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Strohbett came from the German village of Dormitz in the district of Bamberg.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 74.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5787.


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