Litke (Jost)*

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Litke (Jost)*
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Johann Lüdeck, a single farmer, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard the Danish galliot Nord Stern under the command of Skipper Detlev Belling.

Johann Lütje [sic] is recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Johann Litke, a farmer, his wife Katharina, and stepdaughters [surname not recorded] (Margaretha, age 17; Anna Maria, age 13) are recorded on the 1767 census of Jost in Household No. 55. They had settled there on 19 August 1767.

The 1767 census records that Johann Litke came from the German village of Mühlhausen in Prussia.

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


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 207.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #5264.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #2126.

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Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies