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Johann Peter Breitinger, a farmer, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard the Die Frau Dietrika under the command of Skipper Joachim Friedrich Luhn.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Semenovka on 24 July 1767 and Peter is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 29 along with his new wife and her son.

Peter Breitinger and his wife are recorded on the 1798 census of Semenovka in Household No. Se10.

The 1767 census records that Peter Breitinger came from the German village of Schönberg in the region of Erbach.

There are no known surviving male lines of this Breitinger family among the Volga German colonies.


- 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): Se10.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 185.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6102.

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Brent Mai

Entry on the Oranienbaum passenger list recording the arrival in Russia of Johann Peter Breitinger and his family (No. 6102).
Source: Brent Mai.

Pre-Volga Origin

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