Gette (Kaneau)*

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Gette (Kaneau)*
Гети (Kaneau)*
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Konrad Gette, a stocking maker, his wife Elisabeth, and daughters (Maria, age 7; Susanna, age 2) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.

Joh. Conrad Kett, his wife Elisabeth, and daughters (Maria Margaretha, age 7; Susanna Jacobina, age 2½) are recorded on a list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Konrad Gette, a farmer, his wife Elisabeth, and daughters (Maria, age 8; Susanna, age 3) are recorded on the 1767 census of Kaneau in Household No. 80. They had settled there on 3 August 1767.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Konrad Gette came from the German region of Nassau. The 1767 census records that he came from the German region of Nassau-Usingen.

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


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 261.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5390.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #3172-3175.

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