Hartke

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Discussion & Documentation: 

Christian Hartke, a single man, 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.

He settled in the Volga German colony of Orlovskaya on 7 June 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 90.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Christian Hartke was a cooper while the 1767 census records that he was a religious art painter (Heiligenbildmaler).

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Christian Hartke came from the German region of Magdeburg.

Sources: 

- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 330.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1326.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Volga Colonies