Ludwig (Degott)

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Ludwig (Degott)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Johann Ludwig, a butcher (Fleischer), and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Degott on 18 July 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 1 along with a note that Johann Ludwig was serving as the colony's mayor (Vorsteher).

The 1767 census records that Johann Ludwig came from the French village of Waslam.

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): Dg05.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 263.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Volga Colonies