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Johann Heinrich Zulauf, a blacksmith (Schmied), his wife Katharina, and children (Johannes, age 18; Konrad, age 14; Anna, age 11; Maria, age 7; Anna Maria, age 4) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper John Scott.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Grimm and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 49.

They are recorded on the 1775 census of Grimm in Households No. 125, 126, & 141.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Johann Heinrich Zulauf came from the German region of Darmstadt.


- 1775 Grimm Census (Households No. 125, 126, & 141).
- 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): Gm037, Gm132, Gm153.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 79.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3633.

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