Rost (Luzern)

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Rost (Luzern)
Ростъ (Luzern)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Georg Rost, a farmer, and his wife Sophia arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.

Georg Rost, a farmer, and his wife Sophia are recorded on a list of Beauregard recruits appended to the 1767 census in Household No. 46.

Georg Rost and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Luzern in Household No. Lz38. [The 1798 census erroneously records this surname as Grast/Grost.]

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Georg Rost came from the German region of Bamberg. The 1767 census records that Georg Rost came from the German village of Sasserath [Sassanfahrt?].

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): Lz38.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 358.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4620.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies