Johann Christian Drexler, a single hunter (Jäger), arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard the Danish galliot Nord Stern under the command of Skipper Detlev Belling.
Johann Christian Drechster [sic] is recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.
He settled in the Volga German colony of Lauwe on 19 August 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 4 along with his new wife, Johanna Louis.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Christian Drexler came from the German region of Anhalt-Zerbst while the 1767 census records that he came from the German region of Anhalt-Bernburg.
There are no known surviving male lines of this Drexler family among the Volga German colonies.
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- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 38.
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