Flach / Flack (Luzern)
There are two Flach families that arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.
They both settled in the Volga German colony of Luzern in 1768. Their relationship to each other is not recorded.
(1) Heinrich Flach (age 38), a farmer, and his family are recorded on the 1767 Beauregard recruiter list in Household No. 128.
(2) Valentin Flach (age 34), a farmer, and his family are recorded on the 1767 Beauregard recruiter list in Household No. 129.
In 1784, Friedrich Adam Flach moved from Luzern to Ober-Monjou.
The Beauregard list records that both of these families came from the German village of Breitfurt in the Trier region.
- 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): Lz03, Lz06, Om06, Mv1784.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 374, 375.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5464, #5465.