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[Johann] Peter Schleich, a farmer, his wife Elisabeth, and children (Johann [Kaspar], age 16; Anna, age 12; Margaretha, age 8; Adam, age 6; Johannes, age 3) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Huck on 1 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 54.

Kaspar Schleich and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Huck in Household No. Hk44.

The death of Kaspar Schleich in 1818 is recorded on the 1834 census of Huck in Household No. 92.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Johann Peter Schleich came from the German region of Isenburg.


- 1834 Huck Census (Households No. 52, 92).
- 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): Hk44.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 153.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #3195.

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