Rau (Straub)

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Rau (Straub)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Jakob Friedrich Rauch [sic], his wife Maria, and children (Johann, age 13; Anna, age 9) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 18 June 1766 aboard the hooker Anna Katharina under the command of Skipper Adolph Scharpenberg.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Straub on 12 May 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 50.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Jakob Friedrich Rauch [sic] was a farmer. The 1767 census records that Jakob Friedrich Rau [sic] was a weaver (Leineweber).

The 1767 census records that Johann Friedrich Rau [sic] came from the German village of Großsachsen in the Kurpfalz region.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 236.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #879.

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Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies