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Johann Pittorf [sic], his wife Anna, and daughter Margaretha (age 12) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 21 September 1766.

Johann Pittorff [sic], his wife Anna Maria, and daughter Margaretha (age 12) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Johann Georg Bittor [sic], a mason (Maurer), his wife Maria, and daughter Maria (age 13) are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Kaneau in Household No. 22.

Johannes Beidorf is recorded on the 1798 census of Wittmann in Household No. Wm57 along with a note that he is working in Luzern.

The 1767 census records that Johann Georg Bittor [sic] came from the German village of Leising [?].


- 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): Wm57.
- Oranienbaum passenger list #6682 [not recorded on the Kuhlberg list published by Igor Plehve].
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #3775-3777.

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Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

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