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Adolph [sic] Sufner, a single man, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Reders.

He settled in the Volga German colony of Walter on 25 August 1767 and is recorded there as Christoph [sic] Sufner on the 1767 census in Household No. 39 along with his new wife Barbara and her daughter Anna (age 9) [surname not recorded].

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Adolph [sic] Sufner was a farmer from the German region of Darmstadt. The 1767 census records that Christoph [sic] Sufner was a craftsman (Handwerker) from the German village of Eberbach [?] in the Hessen-Darmstadt region.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 303.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6451.


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