Teuerkauf*

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Teuerkauf*
Theuerkauft*
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An article by Hermann Wäschke records the following:

Christian Theuerkauft, a linen weaver (Leineweber) and cottager (Kossate) from Quellendorf, having moved there from Libehna in the area of Köthen in 1753, left with his wife and four children (two sons and two daughters). Christoph Würcker from Hinsdorf bought his very bad, dilapidated cottager's house with 5½ Morgen church land for 10 Thlr. His debts amounted to 5 Thlr. 6 Pfg.; the remaining 4 Thlr. 23 Gr. 6 Pfg. was sent to the ducal government.

There are two Tenerkauf families (believed to be father & son) that settled in the Volga German colony of Kaneau on 7 June 1767. They both arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax. They are recorded on a list of those being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that Christian (senior's) wife died in route.

(1) Johann Christian Teuerkauf, his wife Magdalena, and daughters (Sophia, age 20; Maria, age 13) arrived in Oranienbaum.

Joh. Christi. Theuerkauff, his wife Magdalena, and daughters (Maria Elisabeth, age 20; Johanna Sophia, age 13) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that his wife Magdalena died en route.

Widower Johann Christian (age 43) and daughter Johanna Sophia (age 17) are recorded on the 1767 census of Kaneau in Household No. 3.

(2) Johann Christian Tauerkauf (age 21) and his wife Maria arrived in Oranienbaum.

Christian Theuerkauff and his wife Mari. Dorothea are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

They are recorded on the 1767 census of Kaneau in Household No. 4 along with a newborn son, Johann Gottlieb.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that both of these families came from the German region of Dessau while the 1767 census records that they came from the German village of Quellendorf.

There are no surviving male lines of this family among the Volga German colonies.

Sources: 

- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt. German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #1162.
- Mai, Brent Alan. Transport of the Volga Germans from Oranienbaum to the Colonies on the Volga, 1766-1767 (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1998): #5319-5322.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 244.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1238, #1239.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #0487-0492.
- Wäschke, Hermann. "Deutsche Familien in Russland" in Roland, Archiv für Stamm- und Wappenkunde, Jubiläumsschrift, 18 January 1912: 91.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Brent Mai

Karl Becker

Publication of the pending public sale of the things of Christian Teuerhauff.
Source: Karl Becker.

Pre-Volga Origin

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