Krieger (Orlovskaya)

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Krieger (Orlovskaya)
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There are two Krieger families that 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. They both settled in the Volga German colony of Orlovskaya on 7 June 1767. Their relationship to each other is not recorded.

(1) Gottlieb Krieger, a farmer, and his wife Maria arrived in Oranienbaum. Gottlieb is recorded on the 1767 census of Orlovskaya in Household No. 73 along with his new wife Elisabeth.

(2) Georg Krieger, a farmer, his wife Katharina, and children (Christoph, age 22; Lebrecht, age 18; Friedrich, age 15; Eva, age 12) arrived in Oranienbaum. They are recorded on the 1767 census of Oranienbaum in Household No. 45. In 1797, Christoph Krieger moved from Orlovskaya to Basel.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Gottlieb Krieger came from the German region of Dessau. The 1767 census records that Georg Krieger came from the German village of Kochstedt in Dessau.


- 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): Bs06, Or20, Or55, Or69, Mv2191.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 321, 327.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1523, #1525, #1526


Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies