Armbrecht / Albrecht

Spelling Variations: 
Armbrecht
Albrecht (Messer)
Settled in the Following Colonies: 
Discussion & Documentation: 

Widow Maria Arnbrecht and her children arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Messer on 18 June 1767 and are recorded there in the 1767 census in Households No. 66 and 70.

Johann Georg Arnbrecht from Messer and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Galka in Household No. Gk23 under the surname Albrecht. This surname seems to continue through additional census documents in 1834 and 1857.

The 1767 census records that Johannes Arnbrecht came from the German district of Isenburg.

Sources: 

- 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): Gk23, Ms73.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 147, 148.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1798.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Volga Colonies