Wickster

Spelling Variations: 
Wickster
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Christian Wickster, a cabinetmaker (Tischler), and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the ship Der Junge Heinrich under the command of Skipper Heinrich Niemann.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Laub on 5 September 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 42.

The 1767 census records that Chirstian Wickster came from the German village of Königsberg in the region of Prussia.

Sources: 

- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 30.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2105.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies