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Johann Nicolaus Oldt/Olt was born 21 May 1736 in Wüzberg and by occupation was a master weaver.  He Anna Catharina (Öhlmann) of Rimhorn where in 1764 he took over several properties from his father-in-law, which he then sold in 1766 for 241 guiders and 47 kreuzer to cover his debts, in order to be able to emigrate to Russia.  Because of a large gap in the Rimhorn wedding register, there is no existing record of their wedding.  A baptism entry for their daughter Anna Eva born 5 May 1765 has note in the margin: left for Russia.  The child did not survive the journey to Russia.  The parents arrived in the colony of Frank on 1 September 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 93.

The father still living in Frank at the time of the 1798 census, recorded in Household Fk56.


- Gieg, Ella. "Neue Erkenntnisse zur Auswanderung nach Russland 1766."
- 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): Fk045.
- Parish records of Michelstadt (LDS Films #1347021 & 1347002).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 434.


Maggie Hein

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies