Richter (Seelmann)

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Richter (Seelmann)
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Anton Richter, a farmer, and his wife Katharina arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Heinrich Sager.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Seelmann on 5 September 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 54.

The 1767 census records that Anton Richter came from the German village of Neuschloß in Böhmen (Bohemia). The 1767 census also records that his wife Katharina came from the German village of Waslawiz bei Neuschloß in Böhmen (Bohemia).


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 159.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6140.


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