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Barbara Luis, widow of a craftsman (Handwerker), arrived in the Volga German colony of Walter on 25 August 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 86.

The 1767 census records that Barbara Luis came from the German village of Lißberg in the Hessen-Darmstadt region.

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


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 314.


Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies