Christian Reich [sic], his wife Johanna, and children (Karl, age 13; Christian [sic], age 11) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.
Christian Gottlob Reiche [sic], his wife Johanna Christiana, and children (Carl Heinrich, age 13; Christiana, age 11) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.
Christian Gottlieb Reichert [sic], his wife Johanna, and children (Karl, age 14; Christina, age 11) are recorded on the 1767 census of Paulskaya in Household No. 1. They had settled in Paulskaya on 7 June 1767.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Christian Reichert was a merchant from the German region of Bielefeld. The 1767 census records that he was a blacksmith (Schmied) from the German village of Bödefeld.
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- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 331.
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