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Widow Margaretha Nünstill and her son Valentin arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper John Scott. She remarried to the widower Heinrich Lauterbach who arrived in Oranienbaum on the same ship.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Kraft on 18 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 6 with the combined Lauterbach and Nünstill families.

Kaspar Nünstill and his family are recored on the 1834 census of Franzosen in Household No. 87 along with a note that they moved to Kraft.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Margaretha Nünstill came from the German village of Dienheim.


- 1834 Franzosen Census (Household No. 87).
- 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): Kf38.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 394.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3678.

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Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

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