Giltscher

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Giltscher
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Discussion & Documentation: 

[Johann] Kaspar Giltscher, his wife Katharina, and daughters (Anna / Klara, age 11; Maria [Dorothea], age 7; Margaretha, age 1) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Paulskaya on 23 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 4.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Kaspar Giltscher was a miller from the German region of Darmstadt. The 1767 census records that he was a dyer (Färber) from the German village of Romrod.

Sources: 

- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 332.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4672.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies