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An article by Wilhelm Funk records the following going to Russia:

Peter Bonaventura Lachert [sic], a cobbler (Schuhmacher), son of the deceased Joh. Lachert, a master cobbler (Schuhmachermeister) in Manheim, Catholic, & Marg. Schnabel, daughter of the deceased Mich. Schnabel, a baker (Becken) in Wittelshofen near Dünkelsbühl, Lutheran, were married 30 April 1766 in the Lutheran Church in Wöhrd.

Peter Lachet, a cobbler, and his wife Margaretha arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.

Peter Lachet and his wife Margaretha are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Peter Bonaventura Lachet, a cobbler (Schuhmacher), and his wife Margaretha are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Boisroux in Household No. 7 along with a note that they resettled to the colony of Schaffhausen in 1768.

The 1767 census records that Peter Bonaventura Lachet came from the German village of Mannheim in the Kurpfalz region.

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


- Funk, Wilhelm. "Deutsche a Is russische Colonisten: ausgezogen aus dem Wöhrder Traubuch 1766/67." Blätter für fränkische Familienkunde, 1:3 (1926): 101-107.
- 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): #787.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 163.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4616.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #5923-5924.

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