Lofink (Bettinger)

Spelling Variations: 
Lofink (Bettinger)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Daniel Lofink, a hosier (Strumpfwirker), and his wife Rosina arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.

They are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Boisroux in Household No. 5 along with a note that they relocated to the Volga German colony of Bettinger in 1768.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Daniel Lofink came from the German region of Fulda.

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): Bt40.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 163.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4587.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Volga Colonies