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Ludwig LaVergne, a single stocking maker, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard a packet-boat under the command of Midshipman Mankensey.

Ludwig LaVergne, a craftsman (Handwerker), his [new] wife Susanna, and [step-]son Johann Georg [Rockel] (age 3) are recorded on the 1767 census of Moor in Household No. 27. They had settled in Moor on 18 June 1767.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Ludwig LaVergne came from France.

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


- 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): Mo73.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 162.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1203.

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