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[Karl] Gottfried Lühr [sic], a farmer, his wife Maria, and children (Ludwig, age 18; Wilhelmina, age 4; Johannes, age 2) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.

Gottfried Luley [sic], his wife Maria, and children (Ludewig, age 18; Wilhelmina, age 4; Johannes, age 2½) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

They are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Beauregard in Household No. 68 under the surname of Lulea along with Karl Gottfried's new wife Henrietta. A note on the 1767 census records that the family resettled to the Volga German colony of Katharinenstadt in 1768.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Gottfried Lühr came from the German region of Waldeck while the 1767 census records that Karl Gottfried Lulea [sic] came from the German village of Alenkrinhausen [?].

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


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 210.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4511.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #4346-4350.

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