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Widow Christina Fazius and her sons (Philipp, age 10; Johann, age 5) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Wiebe Heinrichson.

Anna Christina Faciuss [sic] and her sons (Philip, age 11; Johann, age 7) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Kukkus on 26 June 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 36 where Christina has remarried to widower Jakob Mittelhof.

The death of Philipp Fazius in 1816 is recorded on the 1834 census of Kukkus in Household No. 66.

In 1788, Johann Heinrich Fazius moved from Kukkus to Straub.

Heinrich Fazius is recorded on the 1811 census of Straub in Household No. 41 along with a note that he relocated to the colony of Neu-Straub [year not recorded].

The death of Heinrich Fazius in 1817 is recorded on the 1834 census of Neu-Straub in Household No. 4.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Christina Fazius came from the German district of Waldeck.


- 1811 Straub Census (Household No. 41).
- 1834 Kukkus Census (Households No. 66, 77).
- 1834 Neu-Straub Census (Household No. 4).
- 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): Kk01, Sr41, Mv1437.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 470.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3535.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #2374-2376.

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