Reitz (Kukkus)

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Reitz (Kukkus)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Konrad Reitz and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum 8 August 1766 on a ship under the command of Skipper Johann Gottfried Seelender.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Kukkus on 26 June 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 25.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Konrad Reitz was a farmer while the 1767 census records that he was a hunter (Jäger).

The 1767 census records that Konrad Reitz came from the German village of Alsbach in the Kurpfalz.

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): Kk37.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 468.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3434.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies