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Leonhard Winterberg, a single farmer, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.

He settled in the Volga German colony of Paulskaya and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 7 along with the Gottlieb Lehmann family. The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Lehmann & Winterberg families.

In 1786, Leonhard Winterberg moved from Paulskaya to the Caucasus where he died.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Leonhard Winterberg came from the German region of Bayreuth.


- 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): Mv2207.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 333.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4805.


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