Greifitz

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Greifitz
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Konrad Greifitz, his wife Anna, and children (Melchior, age 14; Ottilia, age 9) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 14 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Reders.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Walter on 25 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 19.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Konrad Greifitz was a farmer while the 1767 census records that he was a craftsman (Handwerker).

The 1767 census records that Konrad Greifitz came from the German village of Kaltennordheim in the Sachsen-Weimer region.

Sources: 

- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 299.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6502.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies