Berger (Ober-Monjou)*

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Berger (Ober-Monjou)*
Бергеръ (Ober-Monjou)*
Бургеръ (Ober-Monjou)*
Burger (Ober-Monjou)*
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Anton Berger, a single farmer, 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.

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

He is recorded on the 1767 census of Ober-Monjou in Household No. 1 along with the Johannes Josephus Grenzer family. The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Gernzer and Burger [sic] families.

In 1769, Anton Burger "ran away" from Ober-Monjou.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Anton Berger came from the German region of Würzburg.

There are no known surviving male lines of this Berger family among the Volga German colonies.


- 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): Mv2032.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 289.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1285.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #1342.

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Volga Colonies