Trau(d)t (Kratzke)

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Traut (Kratzke)
Traudt (Kratzke)
Траутъ (Kratzke)
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The births of 4 children of Valentin & Catharina Elisabetha Traut are recorded in the parish register of Fränkisch-Crumbach: (1) Johann Georg, born 9 May 1752; (2) Alexander, born 25 May 1755, died 30 September 1756; (3) Margaretha Elisabetha, born 26 April 1759; and (4) Johann Ludwig, born 17 July 1764.

The pastor of the Lutheran Church in Fränkisch-Crumbach noted that several former parishners had made it safely to a village near Petersburg in Russia. Among them were:

Valent. Traut, stocking weaver (Strumpfweber), with his wife and 3 children.

Valentin Traudt, a farmer, his wife Katharina, and children (Johann [Georg], age 15; Margaretha, age 6; Ludwig, age 2) arrived from Rewal at the port of Oranienbaum on 31 May 1766 aboard the pink Slon under the command of Lieutenant Sergey Panov.

Johann Georg Traudt, son of Valentin Traudt, is recorded on the 1798 census of Kratzke in Household No. Kr30 along with his family and a note recording that son Samuel is working in Norka.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Valentin Traudt came from the German region of Hanau.


- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Kr30.
- 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): #1274.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #572.

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Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies