Hol(t)z (Boisroux)

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Holtz (Boisroux)
Holz (Boisroux)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Andreas Goltze, a farmer, his wife Katharina, and children (Andreas, age 5; Maria, age 3½; Martin, age 2) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.

Andreas Goltze, his wife Catharina Elisab., and children (Andreas, age 5; Maria Sophia, age 4) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Andreas Holz, a farmer, his wife Katharina, and son Andreas (age 5) are recorded on the 1767 census of Boisroux in Household No. 3. They had settled there on the 7 June 1767.

In 1771, Louisa Holtz moved from Boisroux and married Ludwig Zahn in Biberstein.  She took her son Gottfried with her.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Andreas Holz came from the German region of Zerbst.


- 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): Mv0268.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 140.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #1587.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #1088-1091.

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