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[Johann] Georg Trey [sic], a farmer, his wife Elisabeth, and daughter Johanna (age 3½) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 10 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Nikolaus Peter Pink.

Johann Georg Tire [sic] and his new wife Maria are recorded on a list of Beauregard recruits appended to the 1767 census in Household No. 117 along with a note that they relocated to the Volga German colony of Biberstein in 1768.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Georg Trey [sic] came from the German region of Sachsen (Saxony) while the 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Schönberg.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 372.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #4444.


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