Kraus (Fischer-2)

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Kraus (Fischer-2)
Краусъ (Fischer-2)
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Gottlieb Kraus, a baker (Bäcker), and his wfe Christina 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.

Gottlob Krause and his wife Christi. Friederica are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Gottlieb Kraus, a farmer, and his wife Christina settled in the Volga German colony of Fischer on 28 July 1765 [sic]. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 15.

The 1767 census records that Gottlieb Kraus came from the German village of Ersterk [?] in the region of Schlesien [Silesia].


- 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): Fs21.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 412.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1276.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #0552-0553.

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