Richter (Lauwe)*

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Richter (Lauwe)*
Рихтеръ (Lauwe)*
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Johann Friedrich Richter & Magdalena Fansch were married on 1 June 1766 in Roßlau.

Friedrich Richter, a farmer, his wife Magdalena, and their son Hans Carl (age 1) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard the galliot Adler under the command of Skipper Paul Adam Drath.

Friedrich Richter, his wife Magdalena, and son Johann Karl Georg (age 1¼, died en route) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Lauwe on 5 September 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 44.

The 1767 census records that Friedrich Richter came from the German village of Kemberg in the region of Sachsen (Saxony).

There are no known surviving male lines of this Richter family among the Volga German colonies.


- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt, German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #999.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 46.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6006.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #6820-6822.

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Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies