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Johann Lingelbach, son of Heinrich Lingelbach, was born 29 June 1747 in Grünberg, just east of Giessen. His godfather was Johannes Lingelbach.

Johannes Lingelbach, a carpenter, and his wife Katharina arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 May 1766 aboard the galliot Anna Catharina under the command of Daniel Geier.

Johann Lingelbach and his wife Elisabeth are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Johann Lingelbach, a carpenter (Zimmermann), and his wife Katharina are recorded on the 1767 census of Orlovskaya in Household No. 46. They had settled in Orlovskaya on 7 June 1767.

In 1794, they moved to Ober-Monjou and are recorded there on the 1798 Census in Household No. Om33 along with a note that he is working in Katharinenstadt.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Johann[es] Lingelbach came from the German village of Grünberg.

There are no known surviving male lines of this family among the Volga German colonies.


- 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): Om33, Mv2185.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 320.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): 156.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #0456-0457.

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