Dietz (Kutter)

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Dietz (Kutter)
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Lorenz Dietz, son of Johann Heinrich Dietz, was baptized on 27 March 1716 in Lichenroth. On 12 February 1738 in Langendiebach, he married Anna Elisabetha Schwindt, daughter of Bernhard Schwindt. They had eight children, all born and baptized in Langendiebach: (1) Anna Margaretha, born 16 October 1738, baptized 19 October 1738, died 16 June 1739; (2) Anna Maria, born 31 March 1740, baptized 3 April 1740, died 23 Jun 1743; (3) Maria Barbara, born 16 September 1741, baptized 24 September 1741, died 2 June 1743; (4) Catharina, born 30 September 1743, baptized 3 October 1743, died 13 August 1745; (5) Barbara, born 15 January 1747, baptized 18 January 1747; (6) Johann Peter, born 11 August 1750, baptized 16 August 1750; (7) Elisabetha, born 21 June 1752, baptized 25 June 1752, died 14 July 1752; and (8) Catharina, born 24 July 1754, baptized 28 July 1754, died 19 February 1755.

Lorenz Dietz, a farmer, his wife Anna, and children (Anna, age 19; Peter, age 17½) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Kutter on 8 July 1767 and Widow Elisabeth Dietz is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 11.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that this Dietz family came from the German region of Isenburg.

Sources: 

- Decker, Klaus-Peter. Die Auswanderung von 1766/67 aus der Grafschaft Ysenburg-Büdingen nach Russland, p. 107.
- 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): Kt27.
- Parish register of Lichenroth.
- Parish register of Langendiebach.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 478.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3172.

Researcher(s): 

Maggie Hein

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies