Gutjahr

Spelling Variations: 
Gutjahr
Гутьяръ
Settled in the Following Colonies: 
Pre-Volga Origin: 
Discussion & Documentation: 

Samuel Gutjahr, a hunter on horseback (Schnelläufer), and his wife Anna Maria are recorded on the 1767 census of Katharinenstadt in Household No. 37. They had settled there on 27 August 1766.

The 1767 census records that Samuel Gutjahr came from the German village of Mitau in the Kurland region and that Anna Maria came from the German village of Lutherborn in the Isenburg region.

Samuel Gutjahr's children are recorded on the 1798 census of Katharinenstadt in Household No. Ka098.

They are recorded on the 1834 census of Katharinenstadt in Households No. 120, 121, & 232.

[Some translations have recorded this surname as Goutier, but Gutjahr is correct.]

Sources: 

- 1834 Katharinenstadt Census (Households No. 120, 121, & 232).
- 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): Ka098.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 284.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies