Rische

Spelling Variations: 
Rische
Риши
Settled in the Following Colonies: 
Discussion & Documentation: 

Kaspar Rische, his wife Christina, and children (Christoph, age 12; Katharina, age 10; Margaretha, age 1½) settled in the Volga German colony of Mariental.

Kaspar died and his widow remarried to Jakob Müller.  She and the Rische children are recorded with the Müller family on the 1767 census of Mariental in Household No. 82.

The 1767 census records that son Christoph Rische came from the village of Busendorf in France.

Some translations record this surname as Reisch.

Sources: 

- 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): Mt72.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 116.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies