Uhrich / Urich / Urig (Dietel)

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Uhrich (Dietel)
Urig (Dietel)
Urich (Dietel)
Уригъ (Dietel)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Christoph Uhrich was born 15 April 1735 in Hofheim, Lampertheim, Worms, Germany. He is the grandson of Ludwig Urich and Anna Maria Bruch, also of Hofheim. Original name appears to have been spelled Urig.

Christoph Uhrich, a farmer, his wife Anna, and son Johann (age 3) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 25 July 1766.

Orphaned son Johann settled in the Volga German colony of Dietel on 1 July 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 3 along with widower Philipp Spreuer and his family. A relationship between the Spreuer and Uhrich families is not recorded.

Johannes Uhrich from Dietel is recorded on the 1798 census of Frank in Household No. Fk026.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Christoph Uhrich came from the German region of Worms. The 1767 census records that Johannes Uhrich came from the German village of Worms in the Kurpfalz region.

Sources: 

- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Fk026.
- Parish records of Hofheim.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 280.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #2705.

Researcher(s): 

Rod Uhrich

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies