Dietrich (Köhler)

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Dietrich (Köhler)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Peter Ditterich [sic], son of Johann Georg Diderich [sic] & Elisabeth Bittner, was born on 7 February 1744 in Großenlüder.

Peter Dietrich from Grosslüder [Großenlüder] in the area of Fulda and Anna Maria Breler from Salzschlirff married on 25 April 1766 in Büdingen.

Peter Dietrich, a farmer, and his wife Anna arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Johann Skott.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Köhler on 21 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 37.

In 1790, Jakob Dietrich moved from Köhler to Volmer.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list records that Peter Dietrich came from the German region of Fulda.


- 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): Kl37, Vm42, Mv1315.
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt. German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #588.
- Parish register of Büdingen.
- Parish register of Großenlüder.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 368.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3798.


Max Weinbinder

Brent Mai

Immigrated to the following locations: 

Entry from the parish register of Großenlüder recording the birth of Peter Ditterich on 7 February 1744.
Source: Max Weinbinder.

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies

Immigration Locations