Bernhardt (Basel)*

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Bernhardt (Basel)*
Бернгардъ (Basel)*
Bernhard (Basel)*
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Widow Christina Bernhardt is recorded on the 1798 census of Basel in Household No. Bs03.

This Christina Bernhardt may be the one recorded with her husband Johannes , a farmer, and sons (Anton, age 8; Johannes, age 1½) who arrived from Lübeck at the port in Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.

Johannes Bernhard, his wife Christina, and sons (Anton, age 8; Johannes, age ½) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Johann Bernhardt, a farmer, his wife Anna [Christina?], and sons (Anton, age 10; Bernhard, age 3) are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Nieder-Monjou in Household No.25.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann[es] Bernhardt came from the German region of Hessen. The 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Wehr [perhaps Wehrheim] in the Hessen region.

There are no known surviving male lines of this Bernhardt 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): Bs03.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 210.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #4787.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #3363-3366.

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