Werner (Boisroux)*

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Werner (Boisroux)*
Вернеръ (Boisroux)*
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Johann Christian Werner & Sophia Elisabeth Freßdorf were married on 6 April 1766 in Roßlau.

Christian Werner, a laborer (Fabrikarbeiter), and his wife Sophia 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.

Christian Werner and his wife Soph. Elisab. are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Boisroux on 7 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 83.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Christian Werner came from the German region of Zerbst.

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


- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt, German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #901.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 159.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1590.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #1094-1095.

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