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Ludewig [sic] Egers, his wife Johanna, and son Johann (age 7) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Ludwig Egers, ship carpenter (Schiffszimmermann), his wife Johanna, and son Johann (age 9) are recorded on the 1767 census of Orlovskaya in Household No. 47. They had settled there on 7 June 1767.

The 1767 census records that Ludwig Egers came from the German town of Rostock.

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


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 321.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #0460-0462.

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Pre-Volga Origin

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