Zwi(c)kau (Boisroux)

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Zwickau (Boisroux)
Zwikau (Boisroux)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Christian Zwickau, a single man, 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.

He settled in the Volga German colony of Boisroux on 7 June 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 14 along with his new wife Sophia.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Christian Swickau was a tailor from the German region of Zerbst. The 1767 census records that he was a Prussian Soldier (preußische Husar) from the village of Grobau.


- 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): Bx52.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 142.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1538.


Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies