Eckhardt (Kraft)

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Eckhardt (Kraft)
Экгардъ (Kraft)
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Widow Anna Katharina Eckhardt and her son Johann Heinrich (age 19) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 13 September 1766 aboard the hooker Die Jungfer Dietrika under the command of Skipper Christian Korsholm.

Johann Heinrich Eckhard is recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 travelling with Nicolas & Elisabeth Schneider.

Son Johann Heinrich settled in the Volga German colony of Kraft on 18 August 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 61 along with his sister Elisabeth and her husband, Nikolaus Schneider.

The Oranienbaum passenger lis trecords that Anna Katharina Eckhardt came from the German region of Darmstadt.


- 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): Kf35.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 409.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5693.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #1996.

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