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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.

Allkofer

Joseph Allkofer, a carpenter (Zimmermann), and his wife Maria arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 20 May 1766 aboard the Russian galliot Katharina Eleonora under the command of Skipper Peter Röder.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Leichtling on 14 May 1767. Joseph is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 33 along with his new wife Walpurgia Frückschäff and daughter [?] Magdalena (age 15½).

The 1767 census records that Joseph Allkofer came from the German village of Wassertrüdingen in the Ansbach region.

Bischof (Biberstein)

Karl Bissenhof [sic], a single farmer, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.

Karl Bischof is recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Nieder-Monjou in Household No. 71 along with a note that he relocated to the Volga German colony of Biberstein in 1768.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Karl Bischof came from the German region of Erbach.

Fiebig

Christoph Fiebig is recorded on the 1775 census of Grimm in Household No. 164.

They are recorded on the 1798 census of Grimm in Household No. Gm007.

Friesorger

Heinrich Friesorger is recorded on the 1775 census of Grimm in Household No. 24, married to Elisabeth Lindt, the sister of Heinrich Lindt.

They are recorded on the 1798 census of Grimm in Household No. Gm002.