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Hans Michael Reth, a farmer, immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein).

Johann Michael Reth married Eva Catharina Krämer on 14 April 1760 in Altona, Denmark. They arrived in Fridericia on 1 May 1760.

They are last recorded among the Danish colonies on 26 April 1763.

They joined the migration to Russia and settled in the Volga German colony of Anton on 7 September 1764.

Michael Reth, his wife Eva Katharina, and children (Johann Michael, age 5; Johann Christian, age 5; Eva Katharina, age 1) are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 7.

Michael Reth, his wife Eva Katharina Krämer, and their family are recorded on the 1798 census of Anton in Household No. An55.

The Eichhorns record that Hans Michael Reth came from the German village of Siedelsbrunn in the area of Lindenfels in the Kurpfalz region. The 1767 census records that he came from the area of Lindenfels in the Kurpfalz region.


- 1834 Anton Census (Household No. 52).
- Eichhorn, Alexander, Jacob & Mary Eichhorn. The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766 (Deiningen, Germany: Drukerei und Verlag Steinmeier GmbH & Co. Kg, 2012): B-1332.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): An55.
- Parish register of Altona (LDS Film No. 1198960).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 1 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 53.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Brent Mai

Wayne Bonner

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies