Speri / Spory

Spelling Variations: 
Speri / Spory
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Johann[es] Speri [sic], a weaver, his wife Elisabeth, and children (Johannes, age 18; Elisabeth, age 15; Barbara, age 13; Reinhard, age 11; Peter, age 9) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.

The parents died, and the children settled in the Volga German colony of Katharinenstadt on 3 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 226.

The 1767 census records that the Spory [sic] family came from the Kanton of Zürich in Switzerland.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 321.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4591.


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Volga Colonies