Thomson (Orlovskaya)*

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Thomson (Orlovskaya)*
Томсонъ (Orlovskaya)*
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Daniel Tomsen, a single farmer, 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.

Daniel Tamson [sic] is recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Daniel Thomson and his wife Dorothea are recorded on the 1767 census of Orlovskaya in Household No. 85. They had settled there on 7 June 1767.

Daniel Thomson and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Orlovskaya in Household No. Or45.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Daniel Thomson came from the German town of Danzig.

There are no known surviving male lines of this family among the Volga German colonies.


- 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): Or45.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 329.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #1294.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #0594.

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Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies