Stertz / Stürtz (Krasnoyar)

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Stertz (Krasnoyar)
Stürtz (Krasnoyar)
Settled in the Following Colonies: 
Discussion & Documentation: 

Andreas Stertz, a farmer, and his wife Anna Elisabeth settled in the Volga German colony of Krasnoyar on 20 July 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 95.

Some translations record this surname as Stürtz.

The 1767 census records that Andreas Stertz came from the German village of Wächtersbach in the Isenburg region.

Sources: 

- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Ks001.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 2 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis; 2001): 441.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies