Christian Lempe, a farmer, his wife Elisabeth, son Joseph (age 13), and [orphan] Margaretha [Stölz] (age 14) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.
Christian Lemp [sic], his wife Elisabeth, children (Joseph, age 14; Catharina, born en route), and [step-daughter] Margaretha [Stölz] (age 14) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.
The settled in the Volga German colony of Paulskaya on 7 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 21 along with orphan Margaretha Stölz (age not recorded). The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Lempe and Stölz families.
Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Christian Lempe came from the German region of Friedberg.
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- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 336.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1447.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #0915-0919.