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Friedrich Rindfleisch, a single merchant (Kaufmann), arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.

Friederich Rindfleisch is recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

He is recorded on the appendix to the 1767 census of Nieder-Monjou in Household No. 86. He later settled in the Volga German colony of Hockerberg.

In 1770, Karl Friedrich Rindfleisch was appointed to the Kontora.

The 1767 census records that Friedrich Rindfleisch came from the German region of Anhalt-Köthen.

There are no known surviving male lines of this family among the Volga German colonies. [The Rindfleisch families in Michigan are from Volhynian Russia, not the Volga German 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): Mv0864.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 219.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1284.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #1165.

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