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Justus Altenhof, a blacksmith (Schmied), his wife Katharina, and children (Adam, age 15½; Philipp, age 13; Margaretha, age 12; Katharina, age 10) are recorded on the 1767 census of Orlovskaya in Household No. 39. They had settled there on 3 August 1767

The 1767 census records that Justus Altenhof came from the German village of Reibertenrod in the Hessen region.


- 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): Or09, Or46.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 320.

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