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Johann Andreas Kelhorn, a single man, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard the snow-brig Der Merkur under the command of Skipper Johann Heinrich Abelmann.

He settled in the Volga German colony of Urbach on 13 July 1767. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 23 along with his new wife Margaretha.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Andreas Hellhorn [sic] was a miller from the German region of Prussia while the 1767 census records that he was a craftsman (Handwerker) from the German village of Hettstedt in the Mansfeld region. The 1767 census records that Margaretha came from the German village of Büdingen.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 275.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3309.


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