Peter (Walter)

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Peter (Walter)
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Johann Heinrich Peter, son of Johannes Peter, was born 30 June 1703 and baptized 2 July 1703 in Rothenkirchen.  Johann Heinrich married Anna Margaretha Gutperlet, daughter of Andreas Gutperlet, on 30 January 1727 in Rothenkirchen.  The baptisms of seven of their children are recorded in the Rothenkirchen parish register: (1) Johannes, born 7 November 1727, baptized 9 November 1727; (2) Johann Martin, born 20 March 1730, baptized 1 April 1730; (3) Anna Maria, born 2 May 1732, baptized 4 May 1732; (4) Anna Catharina, born 8 September 1734, baptized 12 September 1734; (5) Johann Heinrich, born 24 Jun 1739, baptized 25 June 1739; (6) Johann Georg, born 11 November 1741, baptized 12 November 1741; and (7) Johann Peter, born 24 November 1750, baptized 25 November 1750.

The marriage of Johann Georg Peter from Burghuhn & Anna Margaretha Schäfer, daughter of Weigant Schäfer from Langenschwartz, is recorded on 12 June 1766 in the parish register of Büdingen.

Georg Peter, a farmer, his wife Anna, and his brother Peter arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 14 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Reders.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Walter on 25 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 43.

The Büdingen marriage register records that Johann Georg Peter came from the German village of Burghuhn. The 1767 census records that Georg Peter came from the German village of Rothenkirchen (the neighboring village to Burghuhn) in the Fulda 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): Wt106.
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt. German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #690.
- Parish register of Rothenkirchen.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 304.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6411.


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