Rehauser (Rothammel)*

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Rehauser (Rothammel)*
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Johannes Rehauser, a farmer, his wife Maria, and children (Katharina, age 17; Peter, age 16; Christina, age 14; Franzisca, age 7) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 13 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Johann Grapp.

Widow Elisabeth Rehauser and the children settled in the Volga German colony of Rothammel on 21 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 27.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johannes Rehauser came from the region of Worms while the 1767 census records that the family came from the German village of Sillers in the Lothringen region.

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


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 86.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5866.


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Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies