Förster (Lauwe-1)

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Förster (Lauwe-1)
Ферсеръ (Lauwe-1)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Johann [Georg] Förster, his wife Anna, and children (Johann [Gottlieb], age 14; Anna, age 11; Georg, age 8; Helena, age 7) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 18 June 1766 aboard the ship Mann und Frau under the command of Skipper Daniel Berg.

Georg Förster, his wife Anna Rosina, and children (Gottlieb, age 14; Anna Rosina, age 13; Johann Georg, age 12; Anna Magdalena, age 9) are recorded on the 1767 census of Dinkel in Household No. 45 along with a note that he relocated to the colony of Lauwe in 1768. They had settled in Dinkel on 27 July 1767.

Gottlieb Förster and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Lauwe in Household No. Lw24. [Anna] Rosina, her husband [Albert Biget], and family are recorded on the 1798 census of Moor in Household No. Mo54.

The descendants of Gottlieb Förster are recorded on the 1834 census of Lauwe in Households No. 67 & 68.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Förster was a butcher while the 1767 census records that he was a farmer.

The 1767 census records that Georg Förster came from the German village of Görlitz in the region of Sachsen (Saxony).


- 1834 Lauwe Census (Household No. 67, 68).
- 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): Lw24, Mo54.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 309.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1102.

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Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies