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Lorenz Riegert (sic) and his wife Katharina arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 9 August 1766 aboard the pink Slon under the command of Lieutenant Sergey Panov.

Lorenz Rückert (sic) and his new wife Magdalena Tropp are recorded on the 1767 census of Köhler in Household No. 82. They had settled in Köhler on 21 April 1767.

In 1788, Johannes Rickert moved from Köhler to Preuss.

In 1792, Sebastian Rickert moved from Köhler to Preuss.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Lorenz Riegert (sic) was a farmer from the German region of Isenberg. The 1767 census records that he was a carpenter (Zimmermann) from the German village of Rumstadt.

Some translations combine this family with Reichert families, but it is separate and should be Rickert (perhaps originally Rückert).


- 1834 Köhler Census (Household No. 45).
- 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): Kl38, Ps40, Ps51, Mv1309, Mv1323.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 380.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4168.


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