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Gottfried Dexter [sic] arrived from Lübeck at the port in Oranienbaum on 21 September 1766.

Gottfried Textor [sic] are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Widower Johann Gottfried Texter, a miller (Müller), is recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Beauregard in Household No. 77 along with a note that he relocated to the colony of Biberstein in 1768.

In 1771, Christian Texter and his wife moved from Boisroux to Biberstein.

In 1777, Gottfried Texter and his family left Biberstein.

The 1767 census records that Johann Gottfried Texter came from the village of Niel.

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


- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Mv0248, Mv0271.
- Oranienbaum passenger list #6653 [not included in the Kuhlberg List published by Igor Plehve].
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 1 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 212.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #4077.

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Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

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