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Ferdinand Kranefeld [sic], a farmer, and his wife Elisabeth settled in the Volga German colony of Beauregard on 27 August 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 47.

Ferdinand Grünewald [sic] and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Beauregard along with a note that he is working in the colony of Katharinenstadt.

The death of Ferdinand Grünfeld in 1823 is recorded on the 1834 census of Beauregard in Household No. 43.

The 1767 census records that Ferdinand Kranefeld [sic] came from the German village of Münster.


- 1834 Beauregard Census (Household No. 43).
- 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): Bo40.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 189.

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Pre-Volga Origin

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