Gillig (Wittmann)

Spelling Variations: 
Gillig (Wittmann)
Гилигъ (Wittmann)
Settled in the Following Colonies: 
Discussion & Documentation: 

Gerhard [sic] Gillig, a farmer, his wife Magdalena, and son Georg (3-weeks-old) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 10 August 1766.

Gerhard Jülich [sic] and his wife Margreta Teresia are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Ergarhart [sic] Gillig and his wife Magdalena are recorded on a list of Beauregard recruits (Household No. 133) attached to the 1767 census of the Volga German colonies along with a note that they settled in the colony of Wittmann in 1768.

Erhardt [sic] Gillig and his wife are recorded on the 1798 census of Wittmann in Household No. Wm21.

The 1767 census records that Erhart [sic] Gillig came from the German village of Susselfar [Schlüsselfeld?] in the Bamberg region.

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


- 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): Wm21.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 375.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4415.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #6124-6125.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies