Peter (Walter)

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Peter (Walter)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Georg Peter, a farmer, his wife Anna, and his brother Peter 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. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 43 along with Georg's new wife Margaretha.

The 1767 census records that Georg Peter came from the German village of Rothenkirchen in the Fulda region.

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): Wt106.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 304.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6411.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies