Böhm (Kaneau)

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Böhm (Kaneau)
Бемъ (Kaneau)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Jakob Böhmer [sic], a single cobbler, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.

Jacob Böhmer [sic] is recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Jakob Böhm [sic], a farmer, and his wife Katharina are recorded on the 1767 census of Kaneau in Household No. 11. They had settled there on 3 August 1767.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Jakob Böhmer [sic] came from the German region of Nassau. The 1767 census records that Jakob Böhm [sic] came from the German region of Nassau-Usingen.

[These two are believed to be the same person because so many families that settled in Kaneau were aboard the same ship arriving in Oranienbaum.]


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 245.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5397.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #3186.

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