Borell (Schaffhausen)*

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Borell (Schaffhausen)*
Борель (Schaffhausen)*
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An article by Wilhelm Funk records the following going to Russia:

Albrecht Ludwig Friedrich Borel from Erlang, & Eva Elisab. Hübner from Zwickershausen, both Lutheran, were married on 25 April 1766 in the Lutheran Church in Wöhrd.

Albrecht [Friedrich] Borell, his wife Elisabeth, and stepdaughter Elisabeth (whose surname is not recorded) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.

Albrecht Borell, his wife Elisabeth, and [step-]daughter Elisabeth [surname not recorded] (age 9) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

They arrived in the Volga German colony of Beauregard on 3 August 1767 and are recorded there on an appendix to the 1767 census in Household No. 11 along with a note indicating that they relocated to the colony of Schaffhausen in 1768.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Albrecht Borell was a farmer from the German region of Bayreuth. The 1767 census records that Albrecht Friedrich Borell was a weaver (Weber) from the German village of Erlangen.

There are no known surviving male descendants of this Borell family among the Volga German colonies.


- Funk, Wilhelm. "Deutsche a Is russische Colonisten: ausgezogen aus dem Wöhrder Traubuch 1766/67." Blätter für fränkische Familienkunde, 1:3 (1926): 101-107.
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt. German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #774.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 164.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4629.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #5509-5511.

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Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies