German origins Project

Legend:   

BV=a German village near the Black Sea .  
FN= German family name.   
FSL= First Settlersí List.   
GL= a locality in the Germanies.   
GS= one of the German states.  
ML= Marriage List.  
RN= the name of a researcher who has verified one or more German origins.  
UC= unconfirmed.   
VV= a German Volga village.

Names in bold are an entry or a cross-reference to an entry. 
Red text calls attention to information for which verification is completed or well underway.


Ri-Rnz                  last updated 01 May 2015

Ribling?FN: said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be fromUC Oeslau.  I could not find this family in the 1798 censuses.

Ribos?FN: said by the Franzosen FSL to be fromUC Poitiers, Frankreich.  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

Riche/Risch:{Mathaeus/Mathias}: fromUC Burgsinn married Schuber{A.Barbara} in Buedingen 10 April 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#512).  KS150 has Burgsinn near Gemuenden-an-Main and Schubert.  On 22 July 1766 Risch{Mathias & Anna} arrived in Russia without children, he said to be fromUC Dienheim (Kulberg2383).  Not found in any later source.

RicheGL, Eisenach: an unidentified place said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be homeUC to a Bach family.

Richel?, Kurpfalz: an unidentified place said by the Hoelzel FSL to be homeUC to a Holig family.

RichelhofFN: said by the Keller FSL to be orphan boys in the Bracht household.  I could not find them in the 1798 Volga censuses.  See Riegelhof.

RichertFN: see Rieger.

RichmeierFN: said by the Herzog FSL to be fromUC Kelheim, [Kur-]Bayern.  Later spelled Riechmaier (Mai1798:Hr3, 23).

Richmeier{Johannes}: said by the Recruiter Beauregardís list to have been fromUC Obermoerlen, [Kurmainz]:  (Lk73).  The name was spelled Reichmesser in 1798 (Mai1798:Lz4 (in which the wifeís maiden name is Neckermen), 13 and 20).  They are found in no FSL and no earlier colony is indicated; so were likely one of Luzernís first settler families.

Richtenberger{A.Elisab.}: fromUC [Hessen-]Darmstadt [Landgraviate] married Kock{J.Reinhard} 19 June 1766 in Luebeck (Mai&Marquardt#247).  On 9 Aug 1766 Koch{Reinhard and Elisabeth} with no children arrived in Russia (Kulberg3871). Not found in T.  By 16 Aug 1767 {Reinhard & A.Elisabeth} had settled at Mueller FSL #31.

Richter FN: see Reuter.

Richter{J.Georg}: son of the Richter widow and step-son of  Dannicker{J.Georg} (Bettinger FSL 4a).  For 1798 see Mai1798:Bt14 and Or72.

RichterFN{Johanna}: according to the Bettinger FSL this widowed mother-in-law was living in the Schlehe family that was be fromUC Ochsenfurt, Dessau.  She surely died before the 1798 census.

RichterFN: said (no locality mentioned) by the Boregard FSL to be fromUC Fulda with a Dietrich stepdaughter  in the household.

RichterFN: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be fromUC Neuruppin, Brandenburg.

RichterFN: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be fromUC Reiseweken(?).

RichterFN: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be fromUC Wischef(?), Maehren with a Bosch wife fromUC Amsterdam.

Richter/LichterFN{J.Friedrich}: married Fansch{Magdalena} in Rosslau 1 June 1766  (Mai&Marquardt#999). KS127 has her name as Fensch and KS150 mistakenly has the year as 1765.  On 15 Sept 1767 this couple and one infant son arrived in Russia, he said to be fromUC Sachsen (Kulberg6006).   Not found in T.  By5 Sept 1767 they had settled at  Lauwe FSL #44, he said to be fromUC Kemberg, Sachsen.  I could not find this family in the 1798 censuses. 

Richter/LichterFN{J.Eckhard/Eckhart}: fromUC Neuhoff married Oberritter {A.Maria} in Buedingen 15 June 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#693). On 29 Aug 1766 this couple arrived in Russia, he said to be from Isenburg (Kulberg3791). Not found in T.  By 15 Aug 1767 this couple had settled at Norka FSL #19, he said  to be fromUC Isenburg (no locality mentioned).  In 1798 the family name was spelled both Richter and Lichter, and his wifeís maiden name was given as Reider (Mai1798:Nr106). 

RichterFN{Georg/J.Georg}: on 4 July 1766 he with wife {Rosina} and 2 children {Henrietta & Johann} arrived in Russia, he said to be from Dessau (Kulberg1528).  Later in 1766 {J.Georg},wife, daughter, and son {Gottlieb} in Oranienbaum took transport for the Volga (T6022-6025).  By 7 June 1767 Richter, wife {Sophia}, and children {Henriette & Gottlieb} had settled at Orlovskaya FSL #51, he said  to be from Mosigkau?, Dessau.  Dr. Waeschke verified in Anhalt-Dessau archival records that this family immigrated to Russia from Mosigkau (Mai&Marquardt#1139).

Richter/Lichter{Gottlieb,J.Konrad}FN: I could not find them in any published FSL but members of this family were reported either to be living in or to have come from Schulz in 1798 (Mai1798:Sz8,Mv2669, Sz12 and Rh3).  Lichter was given as an alternative spelling in one entry (Sz8).

Richter FN{Anton/Antonyus}: son of the late {Georg} ofUC Vaslavitz near Neuschlosz, Bohemia married Wagner{Catharina} in Woerhd 26 May 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#814 & KS150).  On 12 Sept 1766 this couple arrived in Russia, he said to  be fromUC Boehmen (Kulberg6140).  Later in 1766 without children {Antonyus & Cathrina} took transport in Oranienbaum for the Volga (T3586-3587). By 5 Sept 1767 {Anton & Katharina} had settled at Seelmann FSL #54, he said to be fromUC Neuschloss, Boehmen and she fromUC Waslawiz-bei-Neuschloss in Boehmen.  I did not locate them or any descendants in Mai1798.

Richter FN{Christian/J.Christian}:  married Walter {Johanna E.} in Rosslau 18 Jube 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#1025).  KS:151 mistakenly said it was in 1765.  Not found in Kulberg or in T.  By 13 Aug 1766 with wife {Elisabeth} and 2 step-children {Gottfried & A.Rosina} he had settled at Stahl-am-Tarlyk FSL #24, said to be fromUC Zwickau?, [Kur-]Sachsen.  I could not find members of this family in Mai1798. 

Richter{Christian Gottlieb/Gottlieb/J.Gottlieb}FN: married Hebel{Johanna Catharina} in Rosslau 13 June 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#1012).  On 8 Aug 1766 he and wife{Johanna Catharina} arrived in Russia, he said to be from Sachsen (Kulberg3298).  Not found  in T.  By 13 July 1766 {Gottlieb} and wife had settled at Urbach FSL #18, he said to be fromUC Goerlitz, [Kur-]Sachsen and that his wife was fromUC Wernburg, [Neustaedter Kreis, Kursachsen].  In 1775 he departed, disappeared (Mai1798:Mv2893). 

Richter{Friedrich/Gottfried}FN: possible early settlers of Zuerich said to be fromUC Goerlitz, [Kur-]Sachsen (Lk16).  For a possible 1798 see Mai1798:Zr23??.

Richter{A.Margaretha}: daughter of the late {Carl} of Utrichtshausen who married Hill{J.Christoph} 22 July 1766 in Schlitz (Mai&Marquardt#735).  KS165 has {Margarethe}.  On 15 Sept 1766 {Christoph & Margaretha} arrived in Russia, but no origin is suggested (Kuhlberg7075).  Later in 1766 this Lutheran couple with no children took transport in Oranienbaim for the Volga (T2027-2028).  Not found in any later source.

Richter:  a Luebeck ML says that that Hertelein{Dorothea} who married Dannicker{J.Georg} in Luebeck was the widow of Herr Richter (Mai&Marquardt#153). 

Richter{A.Maria}: married Thiele{Gottfriedt} in Rosslau 4 April 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#888).  KS138 & 151 have {Gottfried} and the wrong year: 1765.  Not found in any later source.

Richter{Eva}: married {Heinrich} son of Bartholmess{Hans} in Wuestensachsen in 1690. 

Richter{Margaretha}: and husband Urich{Johannes} had a daughter baptized in Luebeck 16 May 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#1315).  No later information found.

RichterFN: this family name was found recorded in Tann marriage records 1762-1767 and in Winterhausen marriage records 1760-1769; see Flegel trip.

RichtmannFN: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be fromUC Neuwied.

Rick{Christoph & Maria}: Kulberg0010 says he, wife and two children were from [Kur-]Pfalz.

Rickert/Rieckert/Reickert FN{A.Catharina}: Lutheran widow of {J.Conrad} who was fromUC Hessen-Darmstadt Langraviate.   He, his wife and 2 children had arrived at Flensburg, Schleswig Royal Duchy in June 1762.  Later that year he died at Haarburg.  In Sept. 1764 {A.Catharina} his widow married Erksin/Ercks{Claus}.  They last reregistered in Denmark in November 1765 (EEE p.561). ByJuly 1766 they had settled in Doenhof  FSL #17 which said that {Claus} was fromUC Holstein.

RickelFN: said by the Herzog FSL to be fromUC Amburg, Bayren.

Rickes?FN: said by the Paulskaya FSL to be fromUC Langenstein. I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

Riklen{A.Margaretha}: KS151 says she was a daughter of Goetz(Eliasí} first wife.  The Jagdnaja Poljana FSL #72 says whe is the age 3 step-daughter to Goetz(Johann H.} whose wife is {Elisabeth} 30.  No place of origin given.  I could not identify her in Mai1798.

RicklingGL, Frankfurt-am-Main: an unidentified place said by the Dietel FSL to be homeUC to a Jordan family.

Rickmesser: see Richmeier.

RiddellFN: see Rindel.

Ridelsch(?)GS: this might be Riedesel?

Riding? FN: said by the Stahl-am-Tarlyk FSL to be fromUC Altdorf, Nuernberg [Imperial City].  I could not find members of this family in Mai1798.

RiebFN: see Riebe.

RiebeFN: said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be fromUC Ziegel.  Spelled Reib in 1798 (Mai1798:Nm8,9,13).

Riebe: see also Rub.

RiebelFN: said by the Keller FSL to be fromUC Bettenhausen?, Kurmainz.  Spelled Ruppel in 1798 (Mai1798:Nk26).

RiebenGL, Brandenburg: is some 26 miles SW of Berlin city center, and  said by the Dinkel FSL to be homeUC to a Lamp family.

RiebenGL, Mittelmark, Brandenburg: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be homeUC to a Buege family.  Later spelled Bige and possibly Buecher (Mai1798:Mv1168).  Same place as preceding entry.

RiebenGL, Dessau: Said by the Boaro FSL to be homeUC to Hede? and possibly a Stallbaum family.  The odds are very good that this really was Rieben, Brandenburg.

RiebenGL: also see Rupen.

RiebensdorfV, Voronezh, Russia: in 1765 a group of 34 families from Wuerttemberg settled on a Countís estate in this isolated village, in the political district of Woronesch some 300 miles W of Saratov.  According to Gwen Pritzgau they were Lutherans from the Geman village of Sulzfeld near Heilbronn (Stump p.99 says these familes were from Saxony, Prussia and the Schwarzwald).  She says that after a number of years they went on to establish several daughter colonies, some as far south as the Sea of Azov. Wilhelm Dederer reports that his Dederer/Detterer/Tetern family left the Baden Duchy for Denmark in 1762, and left for Riebensdorf between June and October 1765.

RieblingFN: said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be fromUC Altenstein.  I could not find this family in the 1798 censuses.

RiechmaierFN: see Richmeier.

RieckerFN: see Rieker.

Riecker/Rieger{Elisabeth}: was the wife of Schander{Philipp} (Mai1798:Bs01 and Katharinenstadt FSL #329).

Rieckert FN: see Rickert.

Ried{Johannes}: from Bibergrund had a son die in Buedingen 2 June 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#1226).  KS151 had Biber-bei-Gelnhausen and with wife {A.Maria} and 4 children.  Not found in any later source.

RiedeFN: see Rieht.

RiedeGL, Hessen: said by the Dobrinka FSL to be homeUC to a Weimar family.  May be some 12 miles SW of Kassel city.

RiedelFN: said by the Herzog FSL to be fromUC Regensburg.  Later also spelled Rieder and his wifeís maiden name is given as Jesel (Mai1798:Hr24).

RiedelFN: a Rosslau ML says this woman married a Habetits man in 1766; by 1767 they were in Hoelzel (Mai&Marquardt#1015).

RiedelFN: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be fromUC Langheim, Ansbach.

RiedelFN: said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be fromUC Kleinlagingen?.  For 1798 see Mai1798:Ka59?.

RiedelFN: also see Redel.

Riedelbach, Nassau-Usingen Principality: is 9.5 km SW of Usingen town and might be Rietelspach?

RiedelmannFN: said by the Dobrinka FSL to be fromUC Danzig.

RiedenGL: an unidentified place said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be homeUC to a Than family.  There are at least 14 Rieden in the Germanies.

RiederFN: see Riedel.

RiederichGL, Urach [Amt], Wuerttemberg: is some 7 miles NW of Bad Urach city, and proven by the GCRA to be home to the Manhalter family that went to Bergdorf.  See their book for details.

RiedeselGL, Darmstadt: said by the Krasnoyar FSL to be homeUC to a Walther family.  This undoubtedly refers to the Riedesel Barony which shared borders with Hessen-Darmstadt but was not a part of that state.

RiedeselGS [Barony]: a small state, i.e. country, seated in the town of Eisenbach, but the barons, known as Riedesel zu Eisenbach,  themselves usually lived some 2.5 miles N in Lauterbach.  The lands of the Barony were in the mid-1700s almost entirely within the parishes of Altenschlirf, Angersbach, Engelrod, Freien Steinau , Frischborn, Herbstein, Hopfmannsfeld, Lauterbach, Nieder Moos and Stockhausen. None of the following references indicates a locality.  Said by a Luebeck ML to be homeUC to a Hoffman man and Finck woman who married in 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#280); by 1767 this couple may have been in the Belowescher Kolonien.  Said by the Doenhof FSL to be homeUC to Fischer, Henckel?/Jaekel/Yakel, Kurtz and Mueller families. Said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be homeUC to a Borgmenbus? family.  Said by Kuhlberg to be homeUC to the Braun man who settled in Shcherbakovka.  Said by a Luebeck ML to be the birthplaceUC of both the Schaaff man and the Boss woman who married in 1766  (Mai&Marquardt#209); soon to settle in Stephan.  See also Rietesel.

Riedlew? FN: said by the Stahl-am-Tarlyk FSL to be fromUC Varel [County], Oldenburg [County].  I could not find members of this family in Mai1798.

Riedselz, Weissenburg [Amt], Elsass: is 2 miles S of Weissenburg city, and was mistakenly said by the the 1858 Neudorf census (#150) to be homeUC for the Julch family.

Riefer?/RiefferFN{A.Catharina}: by 7 June 1767 this widow with 5 children had settled at Boregard FSL #61 said to be fromUC Braustein?.  Spelled Rieffer in 1798 (Mai1798:Bo2).

Riefer/Reiffer/ReiffertFN{Melchior}: said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be fromUC Wallerode; Steven and Michael Grau proved this to be Wallroth.  Spelled Rieffer and Rieffert in 1798 (Mai1798:Nm8,14 and Mv1820,1821,1822).

Rieffer{A.Elisabeth}: married Spahn{Nicolaus} in Luebeck 22 May 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#1186).  On 4 July 1766 {Nicolaus & Anna} and 1 child arrived in Russia, he said to be from Hanau [County] (Kulberg1497).  Later in 1766 this couple with no child took transport in Oranienbaum for the Volga, on which trip she died (T6040-6041).  By 7 June 1767 he with new wife {Eva} had settled at  Neidermonjou FSL #37, he said to be fromUC Hannover with a Borti step-daughter and a Letz step-son in the household. 

Riefer{Andreas}: KS151 says he came from Wallroth near Schluechtern.  No further information.

Riefer{Ludwig}: KS151 says he came from Niederzell near Schluechtern.  No further information.

RiefferFN: see Riefer.

RieffertFN: see Riefer and Riffer.

RiegeFN: said by the Kraft FSL to be fromUC Harber(?), Hannover.

RiegelFN: said by the 1798 Straub census to be the maiden name of frau Orscheid (Mai1798:Sr36).

Riegel/Ruehl: Mettenheim parish records say this man from near Hamburg left for Russia but gave up and came back {Mai&Marquardt#1250).

RiegelhofFN: said by the Keller FSL to be orphans {Valentin and Elizabeth Margaretha} in the Fischer {Nicolaus} and Rau households, and step-children {Anton, Anna Katharina, and Antonette} in the Gorgie household.  Is Richelhof a different family?

RiegelmannFN: said by the Volmer FSL to be fromUC Wuerzburg.  Later spelled Ringelmann.

Ringelmann{M.Marg.}: married Reiber{G.Christian} in Buedingen 6 March 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#371 & KS151).  ).  KS149 & 151 have {G.Christian} from Hessen with wife {M.Marg.} heading for Kolb.  By 3 Aug 1767 with wife {A.Katharina} and an infant son he had arrived at Kautz FSL 16, he said to be fromUC Bornheim, Kurpfalz.  In 1798 he and his Roth wife {Klara} are living in Kolb (Mai1798:Ko7).

RiegelmannFN: this family name was found recorded in Schlitz marriage records 1762-1767; see Flegel trip.

RiegerFN: said by the Enders FSL to be fromUC Malbrun?, Wuerttemberg.

Rieger/RichertFN: listed in the 1816 Glueckstal census (KS:670, 673) without origin, said by KS:406 to be fromUC Oldenwald?, Wuerttemberg and from Entringen, Herrenberg [Amt], Wuerttemberg.  Also spelled Richert.  Using FHL 1,475,173, the GCRA proved the latter origin and proved that frau Rieger was a Lauer from Pfaeffingen, Tuebingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg.

RiegerFN: Curt Renz has found the church records for this Hoffnungstal, Bessarabia, family in Entringen, Herrenberg Oberamt, Wuerttemberg. 

RiegerFN: said by the 1798 Krasnoyar census to be have come from Schaefer (Mai1798:Ks72), but this is not a family name found in Schaefer in 1798 nor was it in the Schaefer FSL.

RiegerFN: said (no locality mentioned) by the Kutter FSL to be fromUC Isenburg.

Rieger{G.Heinr.}: KS151 says he was from Oetisheim near Vaihingen.  No further information.

Reiger{J.Heinr.}: KS151 says he was from Frankfurt/M heading for Krasnojar.  No further information.

RiegerFN: also see Riecker, Riege, Rieker, and Riker.

Riegersdorf?: an unidentified place said by Recruiter Beauregardís 1768 list to have been homeUC to a Lotz{Christopher} family (Lk18)  [probable first settlers in Zug].  The translators of the Russian in this list were confident that they had the spelling right.  There are two places of this spelling in Austria.

RiegertFN: see Regard.

RiehlFN: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be fromUC Darmstadt (no locality mentioned).

Riehl/Ril/RielFN said by the Kautz FSL to be fromUC Biebesheim, Darmstadt.

RiehleFN: see Ruehle.

RiehsFN: according to Prof. Pleve, Kuhlberg said this orphan was fromUC Darmstadt; according to the Mueller FSL she was living with a Klein family from Zell.

RiehtFN: listed by the 1816 Glueckstal census (KS:676, 406) with no origin.  See the GCRA book for a bit more information.  Also spelled Riede.

Rieker{Johannes}rFN:  said by the Bergdorf 1858 census (#156) and by KS:406) to have been from Neckarwestheim, Heilbronn [Amt], Wuerttemberg.  This origin was verified by TAS and GP using FHL(1,184,925).  See the GCRA book for more details.  Also spelled Riecker.

Rieker/RieckerFN: Curt Renz has found the church records for this Hoffnungstal, Bessarabia, family in Neckarwestheim, Besigheim Oberamt, Wuerttemberg.  This is the same origin as the previous entry.

Rieker{Johann}FN: listed by the 1816 Kassel census (#23), the 1816 Bergdorf census (#70), and KS:207 without origin.    Another source said this man who earlier had been in Bergdorf was from Rohrbonn, Waiblingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg, but the GCRA did not find him in the records of that place.  Also spelled Riker and Rieger.  See the GCRA book for more.

RiekerFN: also see Riker.

RielFN: said by the Orlovskaya FSL to be a step-son living with the Schneider family which would indicate that frau Schneider may earlier have been frau Riel.

RielFN said by the Schwab FSL to be fromUC Hamburg [Imperial City].  For 1798 see Mai1798:Sb8 and Gm8.

RielFN: also see Hede, Lir, Riehl, Rihl, Ril, Ruehl and Ruhl.

RiemerFN: see Reimer.

Riepen, Daenemark [Kingdom]: an unidentified place said by the Stahl-am-Tarlyk FSL to be homeUC to the Nordhauer family.

Ries/RiessFN{J.Christopher}: Lutheran fromUC Baden-Durlach Margraviate arrived at Flensburg, Schleswig Royal Duchy in June 1762.  With his wife {Anna} and 3 children he last reregistered in Denmark in November 1765 (EEE pp. 560-561).  On 16 April 1766 he was a god-parent at the baptism of a grandson in Luebeck (Mai&Marquardt#1346).  On 3 June 1766 he, wife {Anna} and 3 children arrived in Russia, he said to be from Durlach (Kulberg652).  Not found in T.   By July 1767 they had settled in Dinkel FSL #39 which said he was fromUC Wesin(?), Baden-Durlach.

Ries/RiessFN{J.Urban/Orban}: son of {Christopher}, Lutheran fromUC Baden-Durlach Margraviate arrived at Flensburg, Schleswig Royal Duchy in June 1762.  He last reregistered in Denmark in November 1765 (EEE p. 561).  On 16 April 1766 he and his Herberlie wife {Christina} had a son baptized in Luebeck (Mai&Marquardt#1346).  By 3 June 1766 he arrived alone in Russia, said to be from Durlach (Kulberg653).  Not found in T.   By July 1767 he and wife {M.Magdalena} had settled at Dinkel FSL #40 which said he was fromUC Wesin(?), Baden-Durlach.

Ries?FN: said by the Jost FSL to be a step-son living in theKoch household.  I could not find this man in the 1798 Volga censuses.

RiesFN: said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be a step-son in the Derganz household.

RiesFN: said by the Warenburg FSL to be fromUC Altenhasslau?, Hanau [County],   Spelled Reis in 1786, 1790 and 1798 (Mai1798:Mv2971, 2972, 2983, Wr99 and Kk25).

Reis{Andreas Johannes}: KS151 says he was from Zell near Alsfeld, heading for Seelmann.  No further information.

RiesaGL: an unidentified place said by the Paulskaya FSL to be homeUC to a Reflink family.

RieschFN: said by the Enders 1798 census to be the maiden name (Mai1798:En12) of the woman who the Enders FSL had said was a Kolberg widow was fromUC Durlach who had married a Kifler.

RieschFN: also see Risch.

Riesenburg: Isenburg??

Rieser/Reiss{Diederich Wilh.}: married Hahn{A.Kath.} in Luebeck 19 July 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#200 & KS151}.  Not found in Kulberg or in T.   By 14 May 1767 Reiss{Wilhelm} and wife {Katharina} with no children had settled at Hildmann FSK #4,

RietelspachGL, Gerbach County: said by theRye version of the Walter FSL to be homeUC to Schaefer{Philipp}.  The Walter Research Group suggests that this place might be Rittersbach, Erbach, but I doubt that there was such a place then under the control of Erbach.  See Riedelbach.

Rietesel(?)GL, Lauterbach: said by the Schwed FSL to be homeUC to a Pfeifer family.  This undoubtedly refers to the Riedesel barony which shared borders with the Lauterbach barony.

RietheimGL, Muensingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg: is some 2.5 miles NW of Muensingen city, and was said by the 1816 Bergdorf census to be homeUC to a Leicht family.

Rietheim, Seeburg [parish], Urach [Amt], Wuerttemberg: is 4 miles SE of Bad-Urach, Baden-Wuerttemberg, and was home to a Beck family that settled in Hoffnungstal, Bessarabia and the GCRA proved this family lived in Neudorf prior to moving on to Hoffnungstal.  Was also proven by the GCRA to be home to the Har/Harr/Gaar family that settled in Neudorf.

Rietheim, Urach [Amt], Wuerttemberg: is 4.5 miles SE of Bad Urach, and was proven by the GCRA to be home to the Statsman family that settled in Neudorf.

RiffelFN{G.Adam}: fromUC Baden-Durlach Margraviate arrived at Flensburg, Schleswig Royal Duchy in July 1761 as a farm hand of Drossmann{Philipp}.  In April 1765 requested permission to leave Denmark (EEE p.562).  By April 1766, married with 3 children he had setteled in Shcherbakovka FSL #38 which said he was fromUC Lanken.  For 1790, 1793, and 1798 see Mai1798:Mv2776, 2781, Gk7, Gm62, Sv31, 32 and 61.

RifferFN{J.Heinrich}:said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be fromUC Rheinbach.    Spelled Rieffert in 1798 (Main1798:Nm59).

RifflingFN: see Reflink.

RigaGL, Lifland: is some 278 miles NE of Danzig, and said by the Merkel FSL to be homeUC to a Miller family.  The GCRA found it associated with a Merkel (surname!) family in 1817.

Riga, Livland: said by the Galka FSL to be homeUC to a Hahn family.  Said by the Rohleder FSL to be homeUC to a single Gorg? young man.The same place as the previous entry.

Rigelsen(?)GL, Erbach: said by the Dobrinka FSL to be homeUC to a Geist family.  This surely is now Reichelsheim, Hessen.

RihlFN: listed by the Boregard FSL with no origin.  Spelled Riel in 1798 (Mai1798:Bo36).

Rihl/RielFN: said by the Neidermonjou FSL to have settled in Shcherbakovka  as step-children in the Wahl household.  Spelled Riel in 1798 (Mai1798:Nm47).

Rik?FN: said by the Merkel FSL to be fromUC Hamburg.

RikerFN:  listed in the Bergdorf 1816 census (KS:662, 407) without origin.   The GCRA says the Kassel 1816 census (KS:686, 406) as Rieker from Rohrbronn, Waiblingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg, but that the family never appears in Rohrbronn records.  Also spelled Rieger.

RikerFN, also see Rieger, Rieker, and Rikert.

Rikert?FN: said by the Preuss FSL to be fromUC Algesheim(?), Mainz.  Later may have been spelled Riker.

RikertFN:  also see Rueckert.

Rikon(?)GL, Worms, Kurmainz: an unidentified place said by the Dietel FSL to be homeUC to a Tomann family.

Ril/Riel/Roehl?FN: said by the Volmer FSL to be fromUC Aschaffenburg, Kurmainz.  Later spelled Ruhl.

RilFN: also see Riehl.

Rilburg(?)/Rirburg(?)GL, Darmstadt: an unidentified place said by the Krasnoyar FSL to be homeUC to a Stieler family.

RilikGL, Daenemark: an unidentified place said by the Enders FSL to be homeUC to frau Lionier?.

RillerFN: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be fromUC Isenburg (no locality mentioned).

Rimbach: KS151 says he was from Schlitzerland in Oberhessen.  No further information.

Rimbach, Erbach [County]: is some 16 km WSW of Erbach city and was said by the Straub FSL to be homeUC to Burger and Hartmann families. 

Rimbach,[Kur-]Coelln: an unidentified place said by the Buedingen ML to be homeUC to Weisheim{Hieronymus} who married in Buedingen 26 May 1766 Goetz{A.Margaretha} (Mai&Marquardt#667).    

RimbachGL: the Pleve version of  the Walter FSL (#40) says this was home to SchaeferFN{Wigant}; however, the Rye version of  the Walter FSL (#40) says Schlatserot, Freie Adelprovinz der alten Ritter was homeUC  to him.

RimbachGL, Schoenberg: is 11.5 km SE of Bensheim town.  This seems to be the same place as the previous entry.  I am not certain whether Schoenberg at the time was an independent country or was a section of Erbach County..

RimbachGL, [Schoenborn County?]: said to have been homeUC to the Lamgolf family (Lk140), possible early settlers in Zuerich.   Kuhlberg said this was in Wuerzburg.  Although it was surrounded by lands of the Wuerzburg Bishopric, maps show that Rimbach actually was in the tiny, scattered Schoenborn County.

Rimelshein?GL, Kurmainz: an unidentified place said by the Brabander FSL to be homeUC to a Rehaeser family.  This might be Ruemmelshein some 2 miles SW of Bingen town.

Rimer/ReimerFN{Konrad Christoph}: on 4 July 1766 Reimer{Conrad} and wife {Charlotte} arrived in Russia, he said to be from Braunschweig (Kulberg1250).  Later in 1766 this couple in Pranienbaum this couple took transport for the Volga, on which trip a daughter was born (T5342-5344).    By 7 June 1767 Rimer and wife had settled at Kano FSL 63, he said to be fromUC Braunscheig [Duchy] (no locality mentioned).    Spelled Reimer in 1798 (Mai1798:Kn34).

Rimhardt(?)GL, Erbach [County]: is an unidentified locality which, according to the Frank FSL (fk17) was homeUC to a Karg family.  This might have been  Rimhorn, Breuberg Condominium, except that Gieg1 could not find the immigrant there although there were Karg/Karch persons there in the 18th century.

RimhornGL, [Breuberg Condominium]: is some 8.6 miles NNE of Erbach city and some 8 miles SSE of Darmstadt city, and said by the Frank FSL to be in the state of Erbach and home to a Bruecher family.  Gieg1 proved this origin.  Also see Rimmern.

Rimmel{Eva Katharina}: 14 year old orphaned daughter of {Johannes] living in the Schlotthauer household at Huck FSL #11a.  Not found in Kulberg or in T.

RimmernGL, Erbach: said by the Buedingen ML to be homeUC to a Hock woman who married a Schaefer; the couple then went to Frank; Stumpp says this is Rimhorn, Erbach (Mai&Marquardt#602).

Rimwlin?FN{Johannes}: said by the Huck FSLto be fromUC Isenburg (no locality mentioned, no country identified)  with his orphaned daughter living the Rendenreich family.  Not found in Kuhlberg.

RindelFN:  listed in the Bergdorf 1816 census (KS:661, 407) without origin.  The GCRA using FHL(778,441) proved that this man really was a Riddell from Oberseebach, Weissenburg [Amt], Elsass; see their book for more detail.  Also spelled Rittel.

Rindel?FN: also see Riddell, Rindgel, and Rittel

Rinderbuegen, Isenburg[-Birstein? County]: is 3 miles NE of Buedingen city.  Bonner proved that one of the eldest Roeder daughter who settled in Messer was baptised here in 1749.  Gary Martens says that according to Igor Pleve the original Schilling Sinner was born inUC Ranstadt, but was living inUC Rinderbuergen when he left for Russia.

Rindflesch?FN: said (no locality mentioned) by the Neidermonjou FSL to be fromUC Anhalt-Koethen [Principality].  I could not find this man in the 1798 censuses.

Rindgel/Rindel?FN{Albrecht}: Kulberg37 said this Catholic Ringel man was fromUC Danzig and wanted to settle in the Ukraine.  The Belowescher Kolonien FSL said he was fromUC Pommern (no locality mentioned).

RinfurtFN: this family name was found recorded in Kirburg marriage records 1762-1767; see Flegel trip.

Ring/RinkFN{Andreas}: said by the Dietel FSL #7 to be fromUC Kork, Darmstadt.  Later spelled Rink and his wife {Margaretha}ís maiden name was given as Jakob (Mai1798:Dt19).

Ring/RinkFN{HansG., Christian, Margaretha}:  said by the Dietel FSL #7a to be fromUC Kork, Darmstadt and to be step-children of Herr David.  In 1798 spelled Rink (Mai1798:Dt52, 58) and it is possible that one member was using the David family name in 1798 (Dt54).

Ring{Andreas}; arrived in Russia single 12 Sept 1766 (Kulberg4549).  No further information.

Rink{David}: KS151 says he left Tiefenbach in Solms with 1 child.  No further information

Ring{Mueller}: KS151 says he was from Wuerzburg.  No further information.

RingelFN: the Buedingen ML says this woman married a Reiber man in 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#371); however he shows up in Kolb in 1767 with a Roth wife.

RingelFN: said by the Phillipsfeld FSL to be fromUC Niederscheld, [Nassau Dillenburg Principality].  For 1771 see Mai1798:Mv2295 and for 1798 see Nm16, Ka2, and Pp16.

Ringel: also see Rindgel.

Ringelmann: go to Riegelmann.

RinkFN: filed with Ring.

Rinsurs{M.Barbara/Margarethe Barbara}: married Engelhardt{Eberhard} 11 April 1766 in Luebeck (Mai&Marquardt#136). On 31 May 1766 with 2 children they had arrived in Russia (Kulberg628) and by 12 May 1767 with 2 children they had settled at Warenburg FSL #29.  By 1798 she had died and her husband had remarried (Mai1798:Wr96).

RinteinGL: an unidentified place said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be homeUC to a Telchmann? family.

RintelnGL, is some 30 miles SW of Hannover, and said by the Frank FSL to be in the state of Frieberg(?) and homeUC to Binginer? and Wagner families.

Rinzenberg:is 52 km NW of Kaiserslautern and said by Kulberg46 to be homeUC to Popp{Jacob} single. 

RiolGL: an unidentified place said by the Ober-Monjou FSL to be homeUC to a Schaller family and possibly to a Hessemar/Gesmer? man.  Riol probably is 7 miles NE of Trier city in what was then Kurtrier.

Riomkin?GL: an unidentified place said by the Boregard FSL to be homeUC to a single Christiansen woman.  Kuhlberg said this was in Danzig.

Ripp{Catharina/Katharina}: married Schuetz{J.Friederich}15 July 1766 in Luebeck (Mai&Marquardt#177).  KS157 & Die Luebecker Traulisten both have {J.Friedrich} and {Katharina}.  KS157 says they were heading for Blumental.  Not found in Russia, so far.

Rippel?, Lauterbach: an unidentified place said by the Reinwald FSL to be homeUC to the Diel family.

Rippenweier, Oberamt Heidelberg, Kurpfalz: is 11 km NNE of Heidelberg city centre.

RipsaFN: see Ruebsam.

RirburgGL: see Rilburg.

Ris(?)GL, Kur Trier: an unidentified place said by the Preuss FSL to be homeUC to a Weber family.

RischFN: said (no locality mentioned) by the Boregard FSL to be fromUC Sachsen-Gotha, with a Wolf stepson living in the household.  I could not find the Risch family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

Risch{J.Michael}: Lutheran fromUC Ernsthofen, Lictenberg Amt, Hessen-Darmstadt Landgraviate arrived at Schleswig city, Schleswig Royal Duchy in May 1761.  At that time this family registered as part of his step-son Meisner{J.Heinrich}ís household.  In Feb 1765 they were given permission to leave Denmark.  By 1775 their  daughter {Margaretha Barbara} with her Meisner husband {J.Heinrich} had settled in Grimm (1775 census #41) (EEE p.562).

RischFN: said by the Kratzke FSL to be fromUC Rabitsch(?)/Rabicz, Polen.

RischFN: said by the Mariental FSL to be fromUC Busendorf, Frankreich.  The name was later spelled Riesch and Rische (Mai1798:Mt28,72). .

RischFN: said by the Mariental FSL to have been the first husband of the widow who was now the wife of a Mueller.

RischFN: said by the Pfeiffer FSL to be fromUC Wuerzburg no locality indicated.  Later spelled Riesch (Mai1798:Pf13).

RischeFN: see Risch.

RissenburgGS: a German country (probably a mis-transliteration of Isenburg?).  See Friburg.

Rissenhuber{J.Matthias}: fromUC Wuerttemberg arrived at Flensburg, Schleswig Royal Duchy in May 1762.  After June 1765 with wife he left, latter settling in Riebensdorf colony in Woronesh (EEE p.563).

Rissner:  see Reiszner .

RistedtGL: see Ramstadt.

Ritenbach?GL, Hessen-Kassel: an unidentified place said by the Jost FSL to be homeUC to a Ritzmann family.

Ritt FN{Johannes}: said by the Roethling/Semenowka FSL #22 & KS151 to be fromUC Bart(?), Grafschaaft Hanau, Hessen.  In 1798 his widow was still living in Semenowka (Mai1798:Se17).

RittelFN: see Rindel.

RittenheerFN: said by the Seelmann FSL to be fromUC Laudenberg.  I did not locate them or any descendants in Mai1798.

RitterFN{Conrad}: of Reformed faith fromUC Ladenburg, Kurpfalz arrived at Fridericia, Juetlland Royal Province in Oct 1759.  Last reregistered with wife and daughter in Denmark in April 1763 (EEE p.563).  By April 1766 he had settled alone in Balzer FSL #18 which said he was widower fromUC Kurpfalz (no locality mentioned).  He surely died prior to the 1798 Volga census.

Ritter{A.Maria}:  was Ditmer{J.Jakob}ís second wife  born 1716 in Ladenburg.  She settled with him in Balzer FSL (#12).

RitterFN: said by the Dehler FSL to be fromUC Unteralba, Fulda [Bishopric]. In 1798 the maiden name of his wife was given as Stegel (1798Mai:Bn24).

RitterFN: said by the Enders FSL to be fromUC Neubrandenburg, Mecklenburg.

RitterFN: said by the 1816 Glueckstal census (KS:676, 407) to be from Ehrstaedt, Sinsheim [Amt], Baden.  Using FHL(1,336,611), the GCRA verified this origin. See the GCRA book for more details.

RitterFN said by the Huck FSL to be fromUC Darmstadt (no locality mentioned).

RitterFN: said by the Krasnoyar FSL to be fromUC Darmstadt (no locality mentioned).

Ritter{Michael}: Kulberg59 said he was single fromUC Tschernigow and went to Livonia.

Ritter{Christina}: she is listed in the Recruiter Beauregardís list as an orphan in the Bauer{Adam} household (Lk113a).  In 1777 she, the daughter of Reuter{Johann},  moved from Luzern to marry in Wittmann (Mai1798:Mv1602, Wm42).  She surely was a Lurzern first settler.

Ritter/Reuter{Jacob}: arrived with wife {Anna} in Russia 10 Aug 1766, he said to be from Mainz (Kulberg#4260). KS151 says he intended to go to Balzer.  Later in 1766 he and wife {A.Maria} in Oranienbaum took transport for the Volga (T4811-4812).  Sometime in 1767 this couple is #52 in Recruiter Beauregardís list of settlers not yet permanently settled, he said to be from Orb (Einwanderung Ö vol.4, p.359).  As Reuters, the wifeís maiden name is given as Gufayer?,  they are listed in  the 1798 Luzern census (Mai1798:Lz42); for descendants see Mai1798:Wm15 and 18.  They are  found in no FSL and no earlier colony is indicated; so they likely were one of Luzernís first settler couples.

Ritter{Johannes}: son of {Jacob} said by the Recruiter Beauregardís list to have been fromUC Orb, [Kurmainz] (Lk52).  He probably is the Reuter{Johann} who with his Morgenschweis wife and 3 childfren moved from Luzern to Wittmann in 1794 (Mai1798:Mv1620, Wm15). 

RitterFN: said by the Messer FSL to be fromUC Isenburg (no locality mentioned).

RitterFN: said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be fromUC Schaslau?, Boehmen.

Ritter{A.Christina}: proved by Marianne Sutter as daughter of  Ritter{Hans Caspar} of Rossbach, Thuengen Barony and married in 1762 to Kraus{Johannes the elder} (Rossbach records in Zeitlofs church books), a Stahl-am-Karaman first settler (#43).

Ritter{Jurgen Martin}: Lutheran fromUC Ansbach arrived at Fridericia, Juetland Royal Province in May 1760.  In January 1765 with wife {Catharina} and 3 children he was still registered in a Danish colony.  Later they were registered in Neu-Satatowka colony church books (EEE p.563).

RitterFN: said by the Warenburg FSL to be fromUC Hermannstadt.  I could not find him in Mai1798.

Ritter{Catharina}:  married Kaul{Wilhelm} 10 March 1766  (Mai&Marquardt#405).  KS151 has {Katharina}.  Not found in any later source.

Ritter{Elis.}: she married an Alus man in Luebeck in 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#132); KS:118 mistakenly said this was in Buedingen.  I could find them in no FSL.

Ritter{J.Heinrich}: married Graulich{Gertrud} in Luebeck 13 May 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#1182 & KS151).  Not found in any later source.

Ritter{Johannes}: married Kratz{A.Maria} in Buedingen 14 March 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#433 & KS140 & 151).  On 4 July 1766 {Johan & A.Maria} with one child arrived in Russia, he said to be fromUC Darmstadt {Kulberg2313).  He may have been listed as a single teen in T4807?  Not found in any later source.

Ritter{Klara Elisabeth/Clara}: married  in Buedingen 18 March 1766 Loch{J.Adam} (Mai&Marquardt#446 & KS143 & 151).  On 31 July 1766 {Adam & Clara} arrived in Russia, he said to be from Isenburg (Kulberg2749). Found in no later source.

Ritterhude, Holstein: an unidentified place said by the Warenburg FSL to be homeUC to a Simsen family.  I found a Ritterhude but not in lands that were Holstein.

Ritterkreis: see Fraenkischen Ritterkreis.

RittershausenGL: an unidentified place said by the Neidermonjou FSL to be homeUC to a Funk family.  Kuhlberg said this was in Friedberg.

Rittershofen, Sulz [Amt], Elsass: was 6.5 miles WNW of Sulz town, and was mistakenly said by both the 1816 Neudorf census (#72, 92) and KS:473 (2 entries) to have been homeUC  to the Wahl family.

RittgerFN: his widow, nee Becker, left Susannental in 1794 (Mai1798:Mv2883) to marry Eifert of Meinhard (Mn28 and 24). .

Rittmann{Hans/J.Georg}: Kulberg223 said he+w+3c were fromUC Wuerttemberg and went to Livonia.  FromUC Wuerttemberg arrived at Fridericia, Juetland Royal Provincr in May 1760.  Last reregistered in Denmark in Dec 1764.  They arrived at Kronstadt near St. Petersburg in May 1766.  Then in August in Oranienbaum he agreed in writing to settle in the Hirschenhof colony in Latvia (EEE po.564).

RittmannFN{Anton}: said by the Mariental FSL (49) to be Catholic fromUC Ochsenhausen.  The 1798 Mariental census gives his wife's maiden name as Herzog (Mai1798:Mt26).

RitzFN: said by the Laub FSL to be fromUC Loch, Kurpfalz.

Ritz{Martin}: from Speck/Spoeck, Karlsruhe Oberamt, Staffort Ungteramt, Baden-Durlach Margariviate (EEE p.564).  His maid was Zeller{Catharina} who, along with her son Kerner{Peter},  arrived at at Flensburg, Schleswig Royal Duchy in June 1762 (EEE p.652).  Not yet found in any published Volga FSL.

RitzFN: this family name was found recorded in Tann marriage records 1762-1767; see Flegel trip.

RitzelFN: said by the Buedingen ML to be fromUC Gelnhaar and to have married a Beckel man in 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#696).  By 1767 this couple was in the Belowescher Kolonien.

Ritzer?FN: said by the Paulskaya FSL to be fromUC Usingen (no locality mentioned). ?.  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

RitzlerFN: said (no locality mentioned) by the Boregard FSL to be fromUC Preussen.  Spelled Retzler in 1798 (Mai1798:Mv182).

RitzmanFN: see Ritzmann.

Ritzmann/RitzmanFN{Christoph/Christian}: married in Rosslau 2 June 1766 Schack {Margaretha} (Mai&Marquardt#1000). On 8 Aug 1766 {Christian & Margaretha} with an infant daughter arrived in Russia, he said to be from Hessen (Kulberg3281)  Not found in T..  By 16 Aug 1767 this couple with a just born son had settled at Jost FSL #44, he said to be fromUC Ritenbach?, Hessen-Kassel.  In 1798 the name was spelled Ritzman (Mai1798:Jo47).

RixingenGL, Lothringen: an unidentified place said by the Mariental FSL to be homeUC to a Klein family.

RizonFN see Ruebsam.

RizlerFN: said by the Mariental FSL to be fromUC Wuerzburg (no locality indicated). 

RjaesanowkaVV: a variation of the Russian name for NaebVV.

 

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