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Hans Witt, a single man, immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein). He settled in the Danish colony of Friderichsgraben, but did not begin work there.

It is believed that this is the same Johann Witt who settled in the Volga German colony of Bauer on 20 July 1766. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 14 with a note that he is living with colonist Johannes Bäcker [Household No. 34].

The 1767 census records that Johann Witt came from the German town of Kiel in the Holstein region. The Eichhorns record that he came from the German village of Hennstedt in Norderdithmarschen.


- Eichhorn, Alexander, Jacob & Mary Eichhorn. The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766 (Deiningen, Germany: Drukerei und Verlag Steinmeier GmbH & Co. Kg, 2012): B-1818.
- 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): Br43.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 118.


Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies