Lotz (Kraft)

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Lotz (Kraft)
Лотцъ (Kraft)
Лоцъ (Kraft)
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Widow Margaretha Lotz and her children (Peter, age 21; Johann [Daniel], age 19; Anna, age 13; Konrad, age 6) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper John Scott. Another daughter, Anna [Maria] the wife of Andreas Ruhl, arrived aboard the same ship.

The children settled in the Volga German colony of Kraft on 18 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 10 along with Anna Maria and her husband Andreas Ruhl.

The Büdingen marriage register records marriage of Johann Andreas Ruhl from Langenschwartz & Anna Maria Lotz from Langenschwartz on 14 May 1766.

In 1788, Konrad Lotz moved from Kraft to Holstein.

Daniel Lotz is recorded on the 1798 census of Dobrinka in Household No. Db42.

Daniel Lotz from Dobrinka and his family are recorded on the 1857 census of Oberdorf in Household No. 25.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that the Widow Margaertha Lotz came from the German region of Darmstadt.


- 1857 Oberdorf Census (Household No. 25).
- 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): Db42, Ho07, Mv1360.
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt. German Migration to the Russian Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #648.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 396.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3623.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies