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Jacob Friedrich Gechter, son of Johann Georg Gechter (born 21 September 1705) & Anna Catharina Klein (born 17 May 1706), was born 11 August 1734 in Waldenbuch.

Jakob Kechter, a farmer, and his wife Anna Barbara are recorded on the 1767 census of Walter in Household No. 32. They had settled there on 25 August 1767.

The 1767 census records that Jakob Kechter came from the German village of Waldenburg [sic] in the Württemberg region.


- 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): Wt059.
- Parish register of Waldenbuch.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 302.

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Roger Burbank

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Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies