Beltz (Laub)

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Beltz (Laub)
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Kaspar Beltz, a farmer, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the ship Die Neue Freiheit von Bremen under the command of Skipper Steingrawer.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Laub on 12 July 1767. Kaspar died 16 September 1767. The surviving family members are recorded on the 1767 census of Laub in Household #60 with a note that they moved to the colony of Leistinger in 1768.

The 1767 census records that widow Anna Eleonora Beltz came from the German village of Hasselborn in the Nassau region.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 34.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2004.


Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies