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Andreas Grasshoff, his wife Dorothea, and son Johann (age 10¼) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 21 September 1766.

Andreas Grasshoff, his wife Dorothea, and son Johann (age 10¼) are recorded on a list of colonists being transported from Oranienbaum to Saratov in 1767.

Johann Andreas Grasshoff, a farmer, and his wife Anna are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Paulskaya in Household No. 33 along with step-children (Johann Gottfried Golop, age 11; Anna Christina Golop, age 10½).

The 1767 census records that Johann Andreas Grasshoff came from the German village of Berenburg [sic].

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


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 358.
- Oranienbaum passenger list (not included in the Kuhlberg List published by Igor Plehve): #6641.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #4389-4391.

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Brent Mai

Entry from the Oranienbaum passenger list recording the arrival in Russia of Andreas Grasshoff and his family.
Source: Brent Mai.

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