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Christian Hauptdrüch, a farmer, his wife [Anna] Elisabeth, and son [Johann] Wilhelm (age 5) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 May 1766.

Son Johann Wilhelm (age 7) and sister Anna (2-weeks) are recorded on the 1767 census of Kaneau in Household No. 83 along with their stepfather Johann Friedrich Kraus.

In 1789, Wilhelm Hauptdrüch moved from Kaneau to Beauregard.

The widow and daughter of Wilhelm Hauptdrüch from Beauregard are recorded on the 1798 census of Katharinenstadt in Household No. Ka055.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Christian Hauptdrüch came from the German region of Elsenach.

There are no known surviving male lines of this family among the Volga German colonies.


- 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): Ka055.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 262.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #109.

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