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Herbstein, Vogelsbergkreis, Hessen, Germany

Barbara Rosina Traut was born in Herbstein, between Giessen and Fulda, on 16 September 1739.

She 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. She evidently made it to the Volga German colonies, but it is not known in which colony she settled at this time.


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): 366.

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