Bohn (Keller)

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Bohn (Keller)
Бонъ (Keller)
Discussion & Documentation: 

Johann Bohn and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 18 June 1766 aboard the hooker Anna Catharina under the command of Skipper Adolph Scharpenberg.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Keller on 12 May 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 13.

Following the destruction of the colony of Keller, this family re-settled to Neu-Kolonie.

In 1787, widow Elisabeth Bohn and her children moved from Neu-Kolonie to Kamenka.

By the 1798 census, sons Peter and Johannes are working in the colony of Köhler.

Peter Bohn and his son Peter are recorded on the 1811 census of Dehler in Household No. 35 along with a note that they had arrived in Dehler from Kamenka in 1799.

Peter died in Dehler in 1829.

In 1825, Johannes Bohn moved from Kamenka to Husaren.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Bohn was a blacksmith while the 1767 census records that he was a farmer.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Bohn came from the German region of Trier. The 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Kaiserslautern.


- 1811 Dehler Census (Household No. 35).
- 1834 Husaren Census (Household No. 17).
- 1834 Kamenka Census (Household No. 202).
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Km016, Mv1856.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 344.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #841.

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