Graf (Dehler-2)*

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Graf (Dehler-2)*
Графъ (Dehler-2)*
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Johann Graf, a farmer, his wife Anna, and children (Johann, age 20; Elisabeth, age 16; Elisabeth [again], age 11; Mattias, age 5) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Johann Gottfried Seelender.

Heinrich Graf, a tiler (Fliesenleger), his wife Anna Margaretha, and children (Elisabeth Maria, age 16; Johann Mattias, age 8) are recorded on the 1767 census of Dehler in Household No. 9. They had arrived in Dehler on 1 July 1767.

Mattias Graf and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Dehler in Household No. Dl40.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Graf came from the German region of Nassau. The 1767 census records that Heinrich Graf came from the German village of Langenbach in the region of Nassau.

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


- 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): Dl40.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 269.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3368.

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Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies