Beltz (Boisroux)

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Beltz (Boisroux)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Anton Beltz and his wife Dorothea 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 Boisroux on 7 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 70.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Anton Beltz was a hosier from Magdeburg while the 1767 census records that he was a farmer from Zerbst.

Sources: 

- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 156.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1352.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Volga Colonies