Ludwig Brotzmann, a farmer, his wife Elisabeth, and children (Anna, age 18; Maria, age 15; Johann, age 5) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.
Johann Ludwig Brotzmann, his wife Elisabeth, and children (Anna Maria, age 17¼, Johann Heinrich, age 5¼) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that both parents died en route.
Johann Ludwig Brotzmann and his family arrive in Oranienbaum and travel from St. Petersburg to Saratov with the Peter Mörckel family which includes Anna Brotzmann ("mother"). A relationship between the Brotzmann and Mörckel families seems to be implied.
Surviving son Johann Heinrich (age 6) is believed to be recorded on the 1767 census of Nieder-Monjou in Household No. 27 along with the Philipp Schnarr family. No relationship is recorded between the Brotzmann and Schnarr families.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Ludwig Brotzmann came form the German region of Isenburg.
There are no known surviving male lines of this Brotzmann family among the Volga German colonies.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #4448, #4450.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #6239-6242, #6248.