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[Johann] Georg Grießling, a farmer, his wife Anna, and daughters (Katharina, age 15; Barbara, age 11; Elisabeth, age 9) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier. They are recorded there on the Oranienbaum passenger list next to Heinrich Grießling, a farmer, and his wife Maria. Heinrich is presumed to be the son of Johann Georg.

Hinrich Greisling [sic] and his wife Maria Eva along with Georg Greisling [sic], his wife Margaretha, and daughters (Catharina, age 17; Barbara, age 12; Elisabetha, age 9) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Johann Georg Grießling, a farmer, his wife Margaretha, and daughters (Katharina, age 15½; Barbara, age 12; Elisabeth, age 10) are recorded along with Heinrich Grießing and his wife Maria on a list of Beauregard recruits that is appended to the 1767 census in Households No. 72 and 71, respectively.

Widower Heinrich Grießing and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Luzern in Household No. Lz01.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Georg Grießling came from the German region of Münster and that Heinrich Grießling came from the German region of Mainz. The 1767 census records that both of them came from the German village of Grießenheim [Geißenheim?] in the region of Mainz.


- 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): Lz01.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 363.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5536, #5537.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #3657-3658, 3666-3670.

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