Luft (Frank)

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Luft (Frank)
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Johann [Georg] Luft, a single farmer, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Reders.

He settled in the Volga German colony of Frank in 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 42 along with his new wife Anna Christina.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Luft came from the German region of Darmstadt. The 1767 records that Johann Georg Luft came from the German village of Ulfa in the Hessen-Darmstadt region.


- 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): Fk053.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 425.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #6518.


Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies