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Christian Steinwasser and his wife Maria arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 21 September 1766.

Christian Steinwasser and his wife Maria are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Christoph [sic] Steinwasser, a linen weaver (Leineweber), and his wife Maria are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Paulskaya in Household No. 42 along with a note that they settled in the Volga German colony of Basel in 1768.

The 1767 census records that Christoph [sic] Steinwasser came from the German village of Hohensiedel.

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


- Oranienbaum passenger list #6634 [not included on the Kuhlberg List published by Igor Plehve].
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 359.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #4048-4049.

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