Faust (Katharinenstadt)

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Faust (Katharinenstadt)
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Christian Faust, a miller (Müller), his wife Charlotta, and their children (Katharina, age 13; Elisabeth, age 9) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Hans Karholm.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Katharinenstadt on 3 August 1767 where Christian Faust is recorded on the 1767 census in Household No. 124 along with his new wife Anna and surviving daughter Katharina.

The 1767 census records that Christian Faust came from the German village of Alsfeld in the Hessen region.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 303.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #7066.


Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies