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Karl Westingshausen, a hat maker (Hutmacher), and his wife Anna arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Katharinenstadt on 3 August 1767 and Karl Christian Westhausen [sic] is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 128 along with his new wife Friederika. A note on the 1767 census also records that they relocated to the colony of Boisroux in 1768.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Karl Christian Westingshausen came from the German region of Mecklenburg.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 303.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4623.


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