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Gottfried Lautsch, a farmer, and his family arrived from L├╝beck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Boisroux, but have not been located on the 1767 census.

Many families on this frigate did settle in Boisroux, and in 1775, widow Maria Katharina Lautsch moved from Boisroux to Meinhard where her daughter married David Fink.

The 1767 census records that Gottfried Lautsch came from the German region of 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): Mn12, Mv0286.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1344.


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