Prin(t)z (Lauwe)

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Prinz (Lauwe)
Принцъ (Lauwe)
Printz (Lauwe)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Andreas Prinz, a farmer, his wife Maria, and children (Michael, age 17; Anna, age 11) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Heinrich Sager.

Andreas Printz [sic], his wife Juliana [sic], and children (Michael, age 19; Anna, age 12) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that his wife Juliana died en route.

Andreas Prinz, a farmer, his [new] wife Elisabeth, children (Anna, age 15; Michael, age 13), and stepchildren [surname not recorded] (Watub [?], age 21; Barbara, age 18) are recorded on the 1767 census of Lauwe in Household No. 18. They had arrived in Lauwe on 5 September 1767.

Michael Prinz and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Lauwe in Household No. Lw03.

Anna Prinz, widow of Gottfried Martin, is recorded on the 1798 census of Lauwe in Household No. Lw27 along with her new husband Christoph Grasmück.

The 1767 census records that Andreas Prinz came from the German village of Forth in the Nürnberg 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): Lw03; Lw28.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 41.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6144.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #7229-7232.

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Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies