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Johann Si(e)gmund Krauswald(t) & Sophie Henriette Herbst were married on 25 May 1766 Roßlau.

Johann Siegmund Krausewald, a merchant (Kaufmann), and his wife Elisabeth 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.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Jost on 16 August 1767. Johann Siegmund Krausewald is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 43 along with his new wife Sophia Henrietta.

The 1767 census records that Johann Siegmund Krausewald came from the German town of Dresden in the region of Sachsen (Saxony).


- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt, German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #989.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 205.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3290.

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