Reitz (Näb)

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Reitz (Näb)
Рейтцъ (Näb)
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Jakob Reitz, a farmer, his wife Anna, and children (Anna, age 17½; Eva, age 16; Johann, age 11; Dietrich, age 9) arrived from Lübeck at the port in Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.

Jacob Reitz, his wife Anna Catharina, and children (Anna Maria, age 17½; Anna Maria [again], age 16¼; Joh. Friedrich, age 11; Joh. Dittrich, age 9) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that father Jacob died en route.

Anna Reitz (age 19) and her siblings (Eva, age 16; Johann Friedrich, age 12; Dietrich, age 10) are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Nieder-Monjou in Household No. 1 along with his stepfather Johann Konrad Näb.

Anna Reitz and her family are recorded on the 1798 census of Näb in Household No. Nb23.

Dietrich Reitz and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Näb in Household No. Nb36.

Dietrich Reitz and his family are recorded on the 1834 census of Näb in Household No. 81.

The 1767 census does not record from where the Reitz siblings came.


- 1834 Näb Census (Household No. 81).
- 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): Nb23, Nb36.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 205.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4783.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #3334-3339.

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