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Michael Gos, a cobbler (Schuhmacher), and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the ship Die Neue Freiheit von Bremen under the command of Skipper Steingrawer.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Warenburg on 12 May 1767. Johann Michael Gos and his children, along with a new wife, are recorded on the 1767 census of Warenburg in Household No. 71.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Johann Michael Gos came from the region of Stuttgart.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 332.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1984.

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