Nau (Näb)

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Nau (Näb)
Нау (Näb)
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Anton Nau, a farmer, his wife Elisabeth, and their children (Anna, age 10; Katharina, age 8; Amalia, age 4; Katharina, age ½) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard the ship Der Junge Heinrich under the command of Skipper Heinrich Niemann.

They are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Paulskaya (No. 115).

In 1796, Anton Nau moved from Näb to Basel. The 1798 census of Näb records Anton Nau in Household No. Nb09.

The 1767 census records that Anton Nau came from the German region of Morsbach.


- 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): Bs02, Nb09, Mv1852.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 373.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #7255.

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