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Peter Windschuh, a weaver (Leineweber), his wife Wilhelmina, and children (Gottfried, age 10; Maria, age 8; Johann, age 2) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 10 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Nikolaus Peter Pink.

Johann Winschu [sic], his wife Wilhelmina, and children (Gottfried, age 10¼; Sophia, age 9; Joh. Friedrich, age 2½) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that father Johann and son Joh. Friedrich died en route.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Cäsarsfeld on 3 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 10.

In 1798, most of the descendants of this Windschuh family are recorded in Katharinenstadt.

The 1767 census records that Peter Windschuh came from the German region of Rosslau.


- 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): Ka049, Ka055, Ka117, Ka121.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 246.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4316.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #5421-5425.

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