Fink (Grimm)

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Fink (Grimm)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Peter Fink and his wife Anna arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 31 July 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Lieutenant Ilyin.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Grimm and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 52.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Peter Fink was a farmer while the 1767 census records that he was a craftsman (Handwerker).

Peter Fink and his wife Dorothea are recorded on the 1775 census of Grimm in Household No. 129.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Peter Fink came from the German region of Darmstadt.


- 1775 Grimm Census (Household No. 129).
- 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): Gm067.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 80.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2724.


Brent Mai

Volga Colonies