Becher (Katharinenstadt)

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Becher (Katharinenstadt)
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Widower Konrad Becher, a carpenter (Zimmermann), settled in the Volga German colony of Katharinenstadt on 27 August 1766. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 231.

In 1777, Wilhelm Becher left Katharinenstadt.

The 1767 census records that Konrad Becher came from the German region of Bayreuth.


- 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): Mv1168.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 322.


Brent Mai

Volga Colonies