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Discussion & Documentation: 

There are two Prediger families that settled in the Volga German colony of Hildmann on 18 August 1767. They both came from the German village of Homberg an der Ohm. Both also arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard a pink under the command of Lieutenant Moisey Davydov.

(1) Johann Jakob Prediger, his family, and his brother David are recorded on the 1767 census of Hildmann in Household No. 28. The 1798 census records that David Prediger is living in the colony of Köhler (Kl70).

(2) Johann Adam Prediger and his family are recorded on the 1767 census of Hildmann in Household No. 35.

Neither the Oranienbaum passenger list nor the 1767 census record a relationship between these two Prediger families.


- 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): Hd03, Hd06, Kl70.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 104, 106.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4192, #4193.


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