Spelling Variations: 
Gedicke (Jost)*
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Caspar Christian Edicke [sic], a weaver, his wife Rebekka Sophia, and children (Sophia, age 16; Johann Friedrich, age 12; Justina, age 9; Anna Maria, age 3½; Charlotta, age 1) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard the Danish galliot Nord Stern under the command of Skipper Detlev Belling.

Casper Christian Gödicke [sic], his wife Rebecka, and children (Sophia Rebecka, age 16; Johann Fridrich, age 14; Justina, age 10; Anna Maria, age 3½; Dorothea Scharlotta, age 1) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that father Casper Christian and daughter Anna Maria died en route.

Widow Rebekka Gödicke and her children (Johann Friedrich, age 15; Justina, age 12; Charlotte, age 3) are recorded on the 1767 census in Household No. 77 along with her new husband widower Georg Schlichting and his son Georg. They had settled in Jost on 19 August 1767.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Caspar Christian Edicke [sic] came from the German region of Anhalt-Zerbst. The 1767 census does not record from where the Gödicke family came.

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


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 212.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #5257.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #2089-2095.

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Volga Colonies