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Lossinsky, Johannes

Father Johannes Lossinsky was a Roman Catholic priest who served the Volga German colony of Köhler in 1851.

He later served as the rector of the Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in St. Petersburg.

Jakubovsky, Joseph

The website reports that Father Joseph Jakubovsky was a member of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). However, this is doubtful since his enire service in Russia was following the eviction of the Jesuits from Russia in 1820.

Father Jakubovsky served the following parishes:

Seelmann (1828-1836)
Mariental (1836-1838)
Schuck (1838-after 1856)

Keller, Konrad

Father Konrad Keller was born 1 March 1857 in Sulz (near Odessa). He studied theology at the Catholic Seminary in Saratov and was ordained there on 23 November 1883 by Bishop Zottmann.

Kahn, Ferdinand Helanus

Father Ferdinand Helanus Kahn served the parish of St. Klemens (St. Clement) Catholic Church in Saratov from 1850 to 1864.

Reichert, Johannes

The Rev. Johannes Reichert, son of Johannes Reichert & Katharina Elisabeth Wiederhold, was born 30 April 1855 in the Volga German colony of Walter.

He married Anna Maria Geist, daughter of Nikolaus Geist & Katharina Elisabeth Mohrlang, on 25 August 1875 in Hussenbach. They immigrated to the United States aboard the S.S. Suevia, arriving in New York City on 4 January 1892.

Merkel (Yagodnaya Polyana)

[Johann] Peter Stuckart, his wife Anna, and [step-]son Johann [Merkel] (age 17) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 14 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Reders.

Schmick (Kutter)

Johann Heinrich Schmück, a farmer, his wife Anna Margaretha, and children (Johann Heinrich, age 25; Anna Margaretha, age 22; Johann Jost, age 20; Anna Elisabeth, age 18; Katharina, age 16) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 9 August 1766 aboard the pink Slon under the command of Lieutenant Sergey Panov.

Schmick (Frank)

Johann Kaspar Schmick, a craftsman (Handwerker), his wife Susanna Magdalena, and daughters (Anna Katharina, age 6; Anna Elisabeth, age 4; Anna Martha, age 2) are recorded on the 1767 census of Frank in Household No. 32.

The 1767 census records that Johann Kaspar Schmick came from the German village of Salzing [?] in the Sachsen (Saxony) region.

Alt (Huck)

Jakob Alt, a single man, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766.

He settled in the Volga German colony of Huck on 17 August 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 62 along with his new wife Katharina.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Jakob Alt was a farmer while the 1767 census records that he was a teacher (Schulmeister).

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Jakob Alt came from the German region of Isenburg.