Lorenz (Galka)

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Lorenz (Galka)
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[Christian] Ulrich Lorenz, a farmer, and his family immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) in 1762. They are last recorded in Denmark on 22 April 1765. They joined the migration to Russia, settling in the Volga German colony of Galka on 12 April 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 43.

In 1790, Wilhelm Lorenz moved from Galka to Schwab.

The 1767 census records that Christian Ulrich Lorenz came from the German village of Kochstedt in the region of Wittenberg.


- Eichhorn, Alexander, Jacob & Mary Eichhorn. The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766 (Deiningen, Germany: Drukerei und Verlag Steinmeier GmbH & Co. Kg, 2012): B-991.
- 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): Sb32, Mv0667.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 30.


Brent Mai

Christian Ulrich Lorenz recorded on a marker in Schleswig commemorating the Volga Germans who had settled there before immigrating to Russia.
Source: Jorgelina Fischer.

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies