Lontz

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Lontz
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Johann [Leonhard] Lontz and his wife Gertruda arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 May 1766 aboard the galliot Anna Katharina under the command of Skipper Daniel Geier.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Orlovskaya on 5 March 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 80.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Lontz was a baker from Bayreuth while the 1767 census records that he was a farmer from the German village of Neustadt.

Sources: 

- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 328.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #114.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies