Bernhard Vogel, a farmer, his wife Anna, and children (Johann, age 9; Bernhard, age 3) 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.
Vernhard Vogel, his wife Anna, and sons (Paulus, age 9; Peter, age 3) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that mother Anna and son Peter died en route.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Orlovskaya on 7 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 28.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Bernhard Vogel came from the German region of Wallerstein while the 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Bellersdorf.
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