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Jakob Wormsbecher and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.

Jakob Wormsbecher died after arriving in Russia. His widow and children settled in the Volga German colony of Katharinenstadt on 23 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 168.

The 1798 census of Paulskaya records that Philipp Wormsbecher from Katharinenstadt is living in Household No. Pl37.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Jakob Wormsbecher was a farmer while the 1767 census records that the deceased husband of Maria Elisabeth Wormsbecher was a butcher (Fleischer).

The 1767 census records that Jakob Wormsbecher came from the German village of Friedenwald in the Marburg region.


- 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): Ka025, Ka047, Ka123, Pl37.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 311.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4830.


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