Kraus (Orlovskaya)

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Kraus (Orlovskaya)
Краусъ (Orlovskaya)
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Johann Gottlieb Krause & Sophia Friederike Schröter were married on 10 April 1766 in Roßlau.

Christina died, and Gottlieb remarried to Friederika. They settled in the Volga German colony of Orlovskaya on 7 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 31.

The 1767 census records that Gottlieb Kraus came from the German region of Zerbst.

Sources: 

- 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): Or43.
- 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): #940.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 318.

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Volga Colonies