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Herbstein, Vogelsbergkreis, Hessen, Germany

Paul Söpp was born in Herbstein, between Giessen & Fulda, on 26 April 1743.

He immigrated to Russia, arriving from Lübeck at the port in Oranienbaum on 13 September 1766 aboard the hooker Die Jungfer Dietrika under the command of skipper Christian Korsholm. He died during the transport from Oranienbaum to the Volga colonies.


Mai, Brent Alan, trans. & ed.  Transport of the Volga Germans from Oranienbaum to the Colonies on the Volga: 1766-1767 (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1998): 122-123, 707-723, 728-729, 736.

Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): 363.

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