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Widow Katharina Schiebel [sic] and her sons Johann (age 18), Kaspar (age 15), and Adam (age 10) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 31 July 1766 aboard a Russian ship under the command of Lieutenant Samuel Gibbs.

Katharina remarried to Friedrich Vorbach. They settled in the Volga German colony of Kutter on 16 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 76. The 1767 census does not record their surname of Schiebelhut.

Son Johann Schiebelhut and his family are recorded on the 1775 census of Beideck in Household No. 73.

The 1798 census of Stahl am Tarlyk records Johann Schiebelhut from Beideck in Household No. St29.

Son Adam Schiebelhut and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Kutter in Household No. Kt02.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Katharina Schiebel came from the German region of Riedesel.


- 1775 Census of Beideck (No. 73).
- 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): Kt02, St29.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 494.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2870.

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