Alt (Stephan)

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Alt (Stephan)
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Johann[es] Alt and his wife Regina arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 13 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Lieutenant Gawril Poduzki.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Stephan on 24 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 17.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Alt was a farmer from the German region of Riedesel. The 1767 census records that Johannes Alt was a weaver (Weber) from the German village of Lauterbach.

There do not appear to be any surviving male descendants of this family among the Volga German colonies.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 224.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5577.


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Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies