Beltz (Warenburg)*

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Beltz (Warenburg)*
Бельцъ (Warenburg)*
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Kaspar Beltz, a farmer, his wife Eleonora, and children (Johann, age 14; Philipp Heinrich, age 11; Georg Philipp, age 9; Elisabeth Katharina, age 6) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the ship Die Neue Freiheit von Bremen under the command of Skipper Steingrawer.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Laub on 12 July 1767. Kaspar died 16 September 1767. Widow Anna Eleonora and children (Johann, age 16; Georg Philipp, age 10; Elisabeth Katharina, age 8) are recorded on the 1767 census of Laub in Household No. 60 with a note that they moved to the colony of Leistinger in 1768.

Johannes Beltz, his wife Christina née Rossbach, and children (Anna Louisa Margaretha, age 15; Ludwig Wilhelm, age 14; Anna Elisabeth, age 10; Anna Margaretha, age 4; Georg Karl, age 9-months) are recorded on the 1798 census of Warenburg in Household No. Wr076.

The deaths of father Johannes in 1810, son Ludwig Wilhelm in 1800, and son Georg Karl in 1804 are recorded on the 1811 census of Warenburg in Household No. 76.

The 1767 census records that widow Anna Eleonora Beltz came from the German village of Hasselborn in the Nassau region.

There are no known surviving male lines of this family among the Volga German colonies.


- 1811 Warenburg Census (Household No. 76).
- 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): Wr076.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 34.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2004.

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