Litter

Spelling Variations: 
Lither
Литтеръ
Litter
Settled in the Following Colonies: 
Discussion & Documentation: 

There are two Litter families that settled in the Volga German colony of Kamenka on 20 June 1767. They had both 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. The 1767 census does not record their relationship to each other, but the 1775 census of Kamenka identifies them as brothers.

(1) Just Litter, a farmer, arrived in Oranienbaum with his wife Elisabeth. Just (age 40) and his wife are recorded on the 1767 census of Kamenka in Household No. 83. The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Just Litter came from the German region of Mainz while the 1767 census records that he came from the German region of Hanau.

(2) Christian Litter arrived as a single man in Oranienbaum. He is recorded on the 1767 census of Kamenka in Household No. 84 (age 21) along with his new wife Maria. The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Christian Litter was a carpenter while the 1767 census records that he was a farmer. Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Christian Litter came from the German region of Hanau.

Sources: 

- 1775 Census of Kamenka (No. 67, Appendix No. 4).
- 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): Km067.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 237.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1610, #1640.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Volga Colonies