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Widow Anna Pastern and her children arrived from Lübeck at the port in Oranienbaum on 12 May 1766 aboard the galliot Anna Catharina with the skipper Daniel Geier at the helm.  Widow Pastern's maiden name appears to be Pracht.

In Russia, she married Johann Kaspar Leitner and they settled in the Volga German colony of Katharinenstadt.  Their combined families are recorded on the 1767 census in Household No. 4 with one of her daughters already married and recorded in Household No. 120.  The male lines of the Pastern family do not appear to continue among the Volga German colonies.

Both the Kuhlberg list and the 1767 Census record this family as being from Grünberg.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 276, 302.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): 37.


Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies