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Johann Gauland, a farmer, and his wife Anna arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Wiebe Heinrichson.

Johannes Heiland [sic], a farmer, and his wife Anna Regina settled in the Volga German colony of Bangert on 1 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 24.

Widower Johannes Gauland and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Bangert in Household No. Bg18.

Johann Georg Gauland, son of Johannes Gauland, and his family are recorded on the 1834 census of Bangert in Household No. 55.

The death of Johann Georg Gauland in 1847 is recorded on the 1850 census of Bangert in Household No. 79.

The 1767 census records that Johannes Heiland came from the German village of Neustadt in the Kurmainz region.

[This surname is recorded early as Heiland, but is definitely Gauland as the family is recorded after 1800.]


- 1834 Bangert Census (Household No. 55).
- 1850 Bangert Census (Household No. 79).
- 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): Bg18.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 111.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3509.

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Brent Mai

Entry from the Oranienbaum passenger list recording Johann Gauland and his wife.
Source: Brent Mai.

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