Rakuszewski

Spelling Variations: 
Rakuszewski
Рокошовски
Rokoshevski
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Jakob Rakuszewski, a farmer, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 20 May 1766 on board the Danzig galliot Die Hoffnung under the command of Skipper Johann Heschke.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Husaren on 17 February 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 21.

Pavil Rokoshevski and his family are recorded on the 1834 census of Husaren in Household No. 83.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Jakob Rakuszewski came from the German region of Marienwerder while the 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Marienburg in Poland.

Sources: 

- 1834 Husaren Census (Household No. 83).
- 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): Hn23.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 169.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #346.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Volga Colonies