Glück (Boisroux)

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Glück (Boisroux)
Glick (Boisroux)
Гликъ (Boisroux)
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An article by Hermann Wäschke records the following families going to Russia:

Gottlieb Glück, an old soldier (Soldat) from Orienbaum, owner of a brew house that was appraised at 300 Thlr. Glück's son from his first marriage, a shoe worker (Schuhknecht) in Leipzig, wanted to take over the building as the inheritance from his mother. Glück left with seven other people.

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.
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt. German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #1070.
- 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.
- Wäschke, Hermann. "Deutsche Familien in Russland" in Roland, Archiv für Stamm- und Wappenkunde, Jubiläumsschrift, 18 January 1912: 85-86.

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