Bittel (Wittmann-1)

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Bittel (Wittmann-1)
Pittel (Wittmann-1)
Биттель (Wittmann-1)
Büttel (Wittmann-1)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Konrad Büttel, a farmer, his wife Anna, and children (Anna, age 9; Kunigunda, age 8; Bartel, age 5; Johannes, age 2) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.

Conrad Büttel [sic], his wife Anna Margaretha, and children (Barthold, age 15¼ [should be 5¼]; Anna Maria, age 9; Cunigunda, age 8; Johannes, born en route) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Widower Konrad Bittel and his children (Maria, age 10; Kunigunda, age 9; Bartel, age 6) are recorded on the appendix to the 1767 census of Paulskaya in Household No. 82 along with a note that they relocated to the colony of Wittmann in 1768.

Johannes Bittel, son of Konrad Bittel, his family, and his siblings are recorded on the 1798 census of Wittmann in Household No. 10.

The 1798 census of Wittmann records in Household No. 10 that Johannes Reinhard Bittel, son of Konrad, is working in the colony of Schönchen.

The Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Konrad Büttel came from the German region of Bamberg.


- 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): Wm10.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 367.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4708 [erroneously published as #4709].
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #5602-5607.

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