Fischer (Orlovskaya)

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Fischer (Orlovskaya)
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Georg Fischer, a carpenter (Zimmermann), and his wife Dorothea arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 10 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Nikolaus Peter Pink.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Orlovskaya on 3 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 65 along with orphan Leberecht Lampe (age 6). The census does not record a relationship between the Fischer and Lampe families.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Georg Fischer came from the German region of Dessau.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 325.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4328.


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