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Jurgen Letzreich, a cobbler, and his family 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 settled in the Volga German colony of Schilling and are recorded there on the 1775 census in Household No. 62.

Brothers Wilhelm & Michael Lötsereich and their families are recorded on the 1857 census of Schilling in Household No. 126.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Jurgen Letzreich came from the German village of Usingen.


- 1775 Schilling Census (Household No. 62).
- 1857 Schilling Census (Household No. 126).
- 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): Sg065.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1685.

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Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies