Betz (Nieder-Monjou)

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Betz (Nieder-Monjou)
Бецъ (Nieder-Monjou)
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Johannes Betz, a farmer, his wife Katharina, and children (Engelbert, age 17; Elisabeth Anna, age 11; Elisabeth, age 9; Peter, age 7; Philipp, age 5; Johann, age 1½) 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. They arrrived in Oranienbaum with a single farmer, Johann Betz.

Johannes Beetz [sic], his wife Anna Christiana, and children (Engelbert, age 17¼; Anna, age 11; Elisabet, age 9; Peter, age 7; Philip, age 5¼) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that the mother Anna Christiana and son Peter died en route. They are also recorded being transported with Heinr. Beetz [sic] who also died en route.

Widower Johann[es] Betz and his children (Engelbert, age 18; Anna Elisabeth, age 13; Elisabeth, age 10; Philipp, age 6) are recorded on the 1767 census of Nieder-Monjou in Household No. 35. They had settled in Nieder-Monjou on 7 June 1767.

Engelbert Betz and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Nieder-Monjou in Household No. Nm02.

The 1767 census records that Johann Betz came from the German village of Rheinberg.


- 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): Nm02.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 193.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1502, #1508.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #1216-1223.

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