Alt (Frank)*

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Alt (Frank)*
Альтъ (Frank)*
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Johann Nikolaus Olt, a cloth maker from Rimhorn, southeast of Höchst im Odenwald, left for Russia in 1766, with his wife Anna Katharina Oehlmann and their daughter Anna Eva, who had been born there on 5 May 1765.

They arrived from Lübeck at the port in Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Heinrich Sager.

Johann Nikolaus Olt [sic], his wife Katharina, and daughter Maria Elisabeth (age ½) are recorded on the 1767 census of Frank in Household No. 93. They had settled in Frank on 1 September 1767.

Nikolaus and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Frank in Household No. Fk056.

There are no known surviving male lines of this Alt family among the Volga German colonies.


- Gieg, Ella. Auswanderungen aus dem Odenwaldkreis Band 1 (Lützelbach: E. Gieg, 1988-1997): 176.
- 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): Fk056, Fk083.
- Parish records of Höchst (LDS Film Nos. 1193268 & 1193269).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 434.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): 396.

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Bill Pickelhaupt

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