There are two Bröse families that settled in the Volga German colony of Jost. Their relationship to each other, if any, needs further research.
(1) Johann Christoph Bröse, a farmer, his wife Katharina, and daughter Sophia Dorothea (age 9) settled in the Volga German colony of Jost on 19 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 35.
The 1767 census records that Johann Christoph Bröse came from the German village of Mahndorf in the region of Anhalt-Zerbst.
(2) [Widow] Maria Sabina Bröse & Heinrich Koch were married on 11 May 1766 in Roßlau.
Heinrich Koch, a stonemason, his wife Anna Maria [sic], and children (Gottlieb [Bröse], age 7; Gottfried [Bröse?], age 4½) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard the Danish galliot Engel Rafail under the command of Skipper Konstadt.
Heinrich Koch, a farmer, and his wife Maria Sabina settled in the Volga German colony of Jost on 5 July 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 29 along with stepson Gottlieb Bröse [erroneously recorded as Ries] (age 8).
Gottlieb Bröse and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Jost in Household No. Jo03.
- 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): Jo03.
- 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): #970.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 201, 202, 203.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3453.