Breneau

Spelling Variations: 
Breneau
Брено
Settled in the Following Colonies: 
Discussion & Documentation: 

Jean Breneau, a craftsman (Handwerker), settled in the Volga German colony of Franzosen on 28 July 1765. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 32 along with his wife Anna Maria, their daughter Anna Maria (age 1), and a stepson Jean Philippe (age 5, surname not recorded).

Georg Breneau is recorded on the 1834 census of Franzosen in Household No. 102 along with a note that he relocated to the colony of Kamenka.

Georg Breneau is recorded on the 1834 census of Franzosen in Household No. 102 along with a note that he relocated to the colony of Seelmann.

Georg Breneau is recorded on the 1834 census of Franzosen in Household No. 102 along with a note that he relocated to the colony of Preuss.

The 1767 census records that Jean Breneau came from the village of Batave [?] in the Estines [?].

Sources: 

- 1834 Franzosen Census (Household No. 102).
- 1834 Kamenka Census (Household No. 99).
- 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): Fz28.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 448.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Volga Colonies