August Beltz, a farmer, and his wife Barbara arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.
August Peltz [sic] and his wife Barbara are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that he died in route [and possible her as well].
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that August Beltz came from the German region of Birstein.
There are no known surviving male lines of this Beltz family among the Volga German colonies.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5402.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #7003-7004.