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Georg Carl Gambach, son of Johann Georg Gambach, was born 27 October 1737 in Mittlau.

Anna Johanna Steinbach, daughter of Niclaus & Anna Margaretha Steinbach, was born 14 July 1737 in Babenhausen.

The marriage of Carl Gambach from Rodenbergen [Rothenbergen] & Anna Steinbach from Bobenhausen on 9 April 1766 is recorded in the Lutheran Church in Büdingen.

Georg Karl Gambach, a farmer, and his wife Anna arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the ship Der Junge Mathias under the command of Skipper David Wollert.

Georg Karl Gambach, a farmer, and his wife Anna are recorded on the 1767 census of Moor in Household No. 57. They had settled in Moor on 18 June 1767.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Georg Karl Gambach came from the German region of Isenburg.

There are no known surviving male lines of this family among the Volga German colonies.


- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt. German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #502.
- Parish register of Mittlau.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 170.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1875.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Brent Mai

Wayne Bonner

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