Bös (Ober-Monjou)

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Bös (Ober-Monjou)
Бозъ (Ober-Monjou)
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Michael Bös, a blacksmith (Schmied), his wife Dorothea, and children (Nikolaus, age 20; Katharina, age 16; Andreas, age 13; Johannes, age 11; Peter, age 8) 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. Heinrich Bös, a single teacher, is also recorded travelling with the Michael Bös family on the same ship.

Michael Bös, a blacksmith (Schmied), his wife Dorothea, and children (Heinrich, age 24; Nikolaus, age 23; Andreas, age 15; Johannes, age 12; Peter, age 11) settled in the Volga German colony of Ober-Monjou on 7 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 9.

In 1773, Andreas Bös moved from Ober-Monjou to Schönchen.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Michael Bös came from the German region of Mainz. The 1767 census records that he came from the village of Wiesbaden in the Mainz 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): Om15, Om22, Om62, Sn40, Mv0734.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 291.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1311, #1312.


Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies