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Johann Burhoven [sic], a single miller (Müller), arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766.

Johann Burhoven [sic] (age 19) settled in the Volga German colony of Brabander on 26 June 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 133.

Johannes Burghofen [sic] and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Brabander in Household No. Bn04.

Johannes Burgoven [sic] and his family are recorded on the 1811 census of Brabander in Household No. 4.

The sons of Johannes Burghoff [sic] and their families are recorded on the 1834 census of Brabander in Households No. 11, 66, & 115.

The surname of Burghoff continues on the 1850 and 1857 censuses.

The 1767 census records that Johann Burhoven came from the village of Medernach in Luxembourg.


- 1811 Brabander Census (Household No. 4).
- 1834 Brabander Census (Households No. 11, 66, 115).
- 1850 Brabander Census (Households No. 12, 77, 78, 132).
- 1857 Brabander Census (Households No. 16, 91, 92, 113, 151).
- 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): Bn04.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 242.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3092.

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Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies