Reifschneider (Kutter)

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Reifschneider (Kutter)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Steinberger's list of those immigrating to Russia from Leisenwald includes the Reifschneider families that settled in the Volga German colony of Kutter.

Several Reifschneider families immigrated to Russia arrving from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766.  They settled in the Volga German colony of Kutter on 8 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 Census in the following households:

Johannes in Household No. 14
Heinrich in Household No. 18
Conrad in Household No. 19
Andreas in Household No. 20
Melchior in Household No. 22

The Reifschneider family that arrived in the Volga German colony of Norka on 15 August 1767 is also believed to be part of this group from Leisenwald.  Johannes Reifschneider is recorded in Norka on the 1767 Census in Household No. 26 and Adam Reifschneider is in Household No. 114.

Sources: 

- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 479-481.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 235 & 259.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): 212-213.
- Steinberger, Manfred (translator). "A list of immigrants from Leisenwald to Russia in the year 1766 from Fürst Ysenburg Archive, Büdingen."

Researcher(s): 

Manfred Steinberger

Immigrated to the following locations: 

Volga Colonies

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