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[Johann] Nikolaus Freudenberger [sic], a single physician (Friseur), arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 9 August 1766 aboard the pink Novaya Dvinka under the command of Lieutenant Perepechin.

He settled in the Volga German colony of Köhler on 21 August 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 5 along with his new wife Elisabeth Walter.

Peter Freiberger and his family are recorded on the 1857 census of Köhler in Household No. 172 along with a note that they relocated to the daughter colony of Josefstal in 1852.

The 1767 census records that Johann Nikolaus Freiberger came from the German village of Montabaur in the Trier region.


- 1857 Köhler Census (Household No. 172).
- 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): Kl27.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 360.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3866.

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