Richter (Stahl am Tarlyk)*

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Richter (Stahl am Tarlyk)*
Рихтеръ (Stahl am Tarlyk)*
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Christian Richter & Johanna Elisabeth Walter were married on 18 June 1766 in Roßlau.

Christian Richter, a miller (Müller), and his family (including stepchildren Gottfried and Anna Rosina Walter) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard the snow-brig Der Merkur under the command of Skipper Johann Heinrich Abelmann.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Stahl am Tarlyk on 13 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 24.

The 1767 census records that Christian Richter came from the German village of Zwickau in the region of Sachsen (Saxony).

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


- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt, German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #1025.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 210.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3267.

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies