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Johann[es] Manlinger, a farmer, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard the snow-brig Frei Gebruder under the command of Skipper Minzberger.

Johannes Mahlinger, his wife Margaretha, and children (Margretha, age 8; Johannes, age 4; Joseph, age ½) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Hölzel on 11 September 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 38 along with the orphan siblings Nikolaus & Margaretha Müller. The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Manlinger and Müller families.

In 1790, Johannes Manlinger moved from Hölzel to Neu-Kolonie.

Johann Mahlinger [sic] from Hölzel and his wife are recorded on the 1798 census of Neu-Kolonie in Household No. Nk48.

Johannes Mahlinger [sic] is recorded on the 1811 census of Neu-Kolonie in Household No. 46.

The 1767 census records that Johannes Manlinger came from the village of Audesirin [?] in France.

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


- 1811 Neu-Kolonie Census (Household No. 46).
- 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): Nk48, Mv0940.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 118.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5846.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #7800-7804.

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