Schuster (Leitsinger)*

Spelling Variations: 
Schuster (Leitsinger)*
Шустеръ (Leitsinger)*
Settled in the Following Colonies: 
Pre-Volga Origin: 
Discussion & Documentation: 

Georg Schuster, a farmer, his wife Margaretha, and children (Adam, age 25; Kunigunda, age 22; Michael, age 18; Georg, age 16; Christoph, age 12; Agness, age 8; Hans, age 3; Anna Katharina, age 3) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766.

Georg Schuster and his children (Adam, age 24; Cunigunda, age 22; Michael, age 18; Georg, age 16; Christoph, age 12, died en route; Hans Georg, age 10; Agneseas, age 8, died en route) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

The surviving children settled in the Volga German colony of Leitsinger on 15 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Households No. 17 and 73.

By 1798, Michael Schuster is recorded in the colony of Neu-Kolonie (Nk06).

The 1767 census records that Georg's oldest son Adam Schuster came from the German village of Reuth in the district of Bamberg.

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


- 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): Nk06.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 66, 76.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5776.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #6475-6482.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies