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Johann Schley, a miller (Müller), his wife Elisabeth [Richter], and mother[-in-law] Henrietta/Johanna arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 10 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Nikolaus Peter Pink.

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

They settled in the Volga German colony of Bettinger on 3 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 11.

The 1798 census of Zug records Johann Georg Schley, son of Michael Schlehe from Bettinger, in Household No. Zg08.

Georg Schley and his family are recorded on the 1834 census of Zug in Household No. 95.

The 1767 census records that Johann Schlehe came from the German village of Ochsenfurt in the Dessau region.


- 1834 Zug Census (Household No. 95).
- 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): Zg08.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 133.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4404.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #5929-5930.

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Brent Mai

Entry from the Oranienbaum passenger list recording the arrival in Russia of Johann Schley and his family.
Source: Brent Mai.

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