Lorenz (Galka)

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Lorenz (Galka)
Лоренцъ (Galka)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

[Christian] Ulrich Lorenz, a farmer, and his family immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) in 1762. They are last recorded in Denmark on 22 April 1765. They joined the migration to Russia, settling in the Volga German colony of Galka on 12 April 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 43.

In 1790, Wilhelm Lorenz moved from Galka to Schwab.

Heinrich Lorenz from Schwab and his family are recorded on the 1857 census of Oberdorf in Household No. 9.

Johann Georg Lorenz from Schwab and his family are recorded on the 1857 census of Friedenberg.

The 1767 census records that Christian Ulrich Lorenz came from the German village of Kochstedt in the region of Wittenberg.


- 1850 Schwab Census (Household No. 6).
- 1857 Friedenberg Census.
- 1857 Oberdorf Census (Household No. 9).
- 1857 Schwab Census (Household No. 6).
- Eichhorn, Alexander, Jacob & Mary Eichhorn. The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766 (Deiningen, Germany: Drukerei und Verlag Steinmeier GmbH & Co. Kg, 2012): B-991.
- 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): Sb32, Mv0667.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 30.

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Brent Mai

Immigrated to the following locations: 

Christian Ulrich Lorenz recorded on a marker in Schleswig commemorating the Volga Germans who had settled there before immigrating to Russia.
Source: Jorgelina Fischer.

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies

Immigration Locations