Oswald / Oswalt (Kautz)

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Oswald (Kautz)
Oswalt (Kautz)
Ostwald (Kautz)
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Konrad Oswald, a farmer, his wife, and step-children arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard the snow-brig Der Merkur under the command of Skipper Johann Heinrich Abelmann.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Kautz on 20 July 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 12.

Valentin Oswald, also a farmer, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 25 July 1766 aboard a Russian packet-boat under the command of Lieutenant Sornev.

They also settled in Kautz on 21 August 1767. They are recorded on the 1767 census in Household No. 19.

In 1795, Jakob Ostwald and his wife moved from Kautz to Franzosen.

The 1767 census records that both of these Oswald families came from the German village of Eich in the Pfalz.


- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Fz08, Kz02, Kz09, Mv1260.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 2 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis; 2001): 336, 338.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2713, #3322.


Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies