Feit / Veit (Hildmann)

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Feit (Hildmann)
Veit (Hildmann)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

There are two Veit families that arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax. They both settled in the Volga German colony of Hildmann on 20 June 1767. Their relationship to each other is not recorded.

(1) Adam Veit, a farmer, his wife Anna, and children (Philipp, age 20; Franz, age 18; Magdalena, age 15; Katharina, age 11) arrived in Oranienbaum. Adam died, and his widow and children are recorded on the 1767 census of Hildmann in Household No. 23 with son Franz and his wife in Household No. 24.

(2) [Johann] Heinrich Veit, a farmer, and his wife Anna arrived in Oranienbaum. They are recorded on the 1767 census of Hildmann in Household No. 19.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that both of these Veit families came from the German region of Isenburg. The 1767 census records that they came from the German village of Freiburg.

Sources: 

- 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): Hd01, Hd13, Hd14, Hd21.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 102, 103.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1782, #1783.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Volga Colonies