Urich (Volmer)

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Urich (Volmer)
Урихъ (Volmer)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Johannes Urich, a farmer, his wife Maria Elisabeth, and children (Barbara, age 14; Friedrich, age 12; Katharina, age 9; Johannes, age 1) are recorded there on the 1767 census of Volmer in Household No. 5. They had settled there on 18 July 1766. They

In 1789, Johannes Urich and his wife moved from Volmer to Schuck.

In 1852, Johannes and Ignatius Urich and their families moved from Schuck to Josefstal.

The 1767 census records that Johannes Urich came from the German region of Zweibrücken.

There are some translations that erroneously record this surname as Ulrich. [Ulrich is from Hildmann; Urich is from Volmer.]


- 1857 Josefstal Census (Households No. 3 & 4).
- 1857 Schuck Census (Household No. 73).
- 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): Su01, Su23, Vm27, Mv2920.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 286.


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