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Jakob Geilo [sic], a single farmer, arrived at the port of Oranienbaum from Lübeck on 9 August 1766 aboard the Russian galliot Strelna under the command of Lieutenant Sornev.

He settled in the Volga German colony of Norka on 15 August 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 165.

Jakob Guio and his wife Katharina [Prester] are recorded on the 1775 census of Norka in Household No. 140 along with his in-laws Nikolaus & Elisabeth Prester.

The widow of Jakob Guio from Norka and their children are recorded on the 1798 census of Schaffhausen in Household No. Sh41.

This surname is recorded in Cyrillic as Гюіо and Гую and Гуіо. Various translations have recorded this surname as Guju, Gideon, Gudion, Gukon as well as Guio.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Jakob Guio came from the German region of Hessen.


- 1775 Norka Census (Household No. 140).
- 1857 Rosendamm Census (Household No. 5).
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Nr069, Sh41.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis; 2005): 273.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4992.

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