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Konrad Dewald [sic], a farmer, and his wife Anna arrived from Rewal at the port of Oranienbaum on 31 May 1766 aboard the pink Slon under the command of Lieutenant Sergey Panov.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Anton on 20 March 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 49 along with newborn son Johann Adam (age ¼).

The 1811 census of Warenburg records in Household No. 70 that Johann David Deobald had relocated to Warenburg from Anton in 1798. His death in 1831 is recorded on the 1834 census of Warenburg in Household No. 124.

The 1834 census of Anton records (in Households No. 101 & 102) that Elias and Adam Deobald and their families relocated to the colony of Franzosen in 1825.

Johann Adam Deobald is recorded on the 1834 census of Franzosen in Household No. 59.

Elias Deobald is recorded on the 1834 census of Franzosen in Household No. 97.

The 1767 census records that Konrad Deobald came from the German "Oberamt Neustadt" in the Kurpfalz region.

Deobald has been confused with Dewald in some translations.


- 1811 Warenburg Census (Household No. 70).
- 1834 Anton Census (Households No. 36, 101, 102).
- 1834 Franzosen Census (Households No. 59, 60, 61, 97).
- 1834 Warenburg Census (Household No. 124).
- 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): An60.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 67.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #532.


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