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Johannes Peter Lederhos, son of Philipp Lederhos, married on 10 February 1744 in Hilsbach to Anna Maria Basenmeyer, daughter of Heinrich Basenmeyer. The baptisms of their children are recorded in the Catholic Church in Hilsbach: (1) Ferdinand Georg, baptized 2 February 1745; (2) Maria Magdalena, baptized 29 March 1747; (3) Maria Eva, baptized 17 April 1749; (4) Eva Regina, baptized 2 May 1751; (5) Johannes Matthias, baptized 22 August 1753; (6) Joseph, baptized 9 January 1756; (7) Johannes, baptized 18 December 1757; and (8) Maria Regina, baptized 18 June 1760. An additional son, Franz, was baptized 24 February 1763 in Neckargerach.

The family immigrated to Russia. Peter Lederhos, his wife Anna Maria, and children (Mathias, age 16; Joseph, age 14; Johannes, age 12; Regina, age 10; Maria Theresia, age 2) settled in the Volga German colony of Rohleder on 14 July 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 Census in Household No. 32. Daughter Maria Magdalena and her new husband, Matthias Wittmann, are recorded in Household No. 37.       

On the 1798 Census, Peter's descendants are recorded in Rohleder in Households No. Rl19 & Rl31. His son Joseph moved to the colony of Herzog in 1796, and is recorded there in Household No. Hr14. Son Johannes Matthias moved to Neu-Kolonie where he is listed on the 1798 census in Household No. Nk12.

The 1767 census records that Peter Lederhos came from the German village of Mannheim in the Kurpfalz 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): Hr14, Nk12, Rl31, Mv2451.
- Parish records of Hilsbach (LDS Film No. 1049281).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Nordost-Institut, 2008): 55 & 56.

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João Vicente Akwa

Brent Mai

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