Glück (Boisroux)

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Glück (Boisroux)
Glick (Boisroux)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Gottlieb Glück, a cobbler (Schuhmacher), his wife Johanna, and children (Efriam, age 13; Gottlieb, age 12; Christian, age 10; Gottlieb (again), age 7; Gabriel, age 3) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Boisroux and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 84.

In 1771, widow Leopoldina Glück left Boisroux and married Konrad Schwenk in Ernestinendorf.

In 1775, Ephriam Glück and his wife moved from Basel to Bettinger.

The 1767 census records that Gottlieb Glück came from the German village of Oranienbaum in the Dessau 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): Bt34, Or33, Mv0117.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 160.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1401.


Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies