German origins Project

Legend:   

BV=a German village near the Black Sea .  
FN= German family name.   
FSL= First Settlers’ 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.


La-Ldz                  last updated January 2014

LaaberFN: said by the Graf FSL to be fromUC Damice, Osesterrich.  Later spelled Labere and Labert (Mai1798:Gf9).

LaasFN: see Lass.

LaasGL, Sachsen: is some 32 miles E of Leipzig, Saxony, and said by the Boaro FSL to be homeUC to a Merk family.

Laber{Barbara}: married Cassner{Adam}in Rosslau 28 May 1765 (Mai&Marquardt#848).  Not found in Kulberg, T, any published FSL or in Mai1798.

LabereFN: see LaaberFN.

LabertFN: see LaaberFN.

LabiszynGL, Szubin [Kreis], Prussia: 8 miles SE of Szubin and 12 miles SSW of Bromberg, Prussia.  Said by KS:368 to have been (1785) homeUC to the Mauch{Christian} who went to Kassel. 

Labor, Frankreich: an unidentified place said by the Franzosen FSL to be homeUC to a Barat family.

LachFN: see Loch.

Lachen, Kurbayern: is 25 miles SW of Muchich city centre, and was said by the Leitsinger FSL to be homeUC to a Greich? family and possibly to Schmidt step-children.

LachertFN: said by the Boaro FSL to be fromUC Mannheim, Kurpfalz.  According to the Woehrd ML this man fromUC Manheim married in 1766 a Schnabel woman (Mai&Marquardt#787). I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

LackendorffGL, Danzig Amt: is now Solnica, Poland, and was some 4 miles SE of Tiegenhoff city.  Said by the Rosenort FSL to be homeUC to a Tiessen/Thiessen {Peter} family.  Also spelled Lakendorf.

LackendorffGL, Elbing Amt: Said by the Tiege FSL to be homeUC to a Fast family.  Same place as the preceding entry.

LackmannFN: see Lakmann.

Lackot?GL, Dafin?: an unidentified place said by the Brabander FSL to be homeUC to a Boullion family.

Lacorom?, Elsass: an unidentified place said by the Seelmann FSL to be homeUC to a Daechler family.

Lade{Jacob}: fromUC either Wuerttemberg [Duchy] or the Hohenlohe Principality, arrived at Flensburg, Schleswig Royal Duchy in July 1762.  In 1765, with wife and 2 children he deserted Denmark.  Later they were recorded in the church books of Neu-Saratowka colony near St. Petersburg (EEE p.496).

LadenburgGL: an unidentified place said by the Mariental FSL to be homeUC to a Kantitlin family.

Ladenburg?GL: an unidentified place said by the Shcherbakovka FSL to be homeUC to the Meier{Leonhard} family.

Ladenburg, Kurpfalz: 10 km ESE of Mannheim city and proven that Ditmer{J.Jakob}’s first wife, Pries{M.Barbara},  died here and his 2nd wife, Ritter{A.Maria},  was born here in 1716.   EEE p.609 says Spatz{Wilhelm} was fromUC here.

LadenbergGL, Darmstadt: This was a mistake for the next entry.

Ladenburg, [Kurpfalz]: is 10 km E of Mannheim city center and was said by the Schuck FSL to be homeUC to Bauer and Berkenstock families.  In his first translation Pleve had this place as both  Ladenberg, Darmstadt and  Lauterburg, France.

LadenburgGL, Kurpfalz: said by the Mariental FSL to be homeUC to a Erlenbach family.  This is the same place as the previous entry.

Ladner/Lattmer{Conrad/Konrad}: Lattmer{J.Conrad} married Wentzel{Magdalena} in Buedingen 11 March 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#407).  With wife {E(?).Magdalena} and mother-in-law {Elisabeth} he /arrived in Russia 4 July 1766 (Kulberg2290).  Not found in T.  By 27 July 1767 with wife Wenzel{Elisabeth} and brother-in-law Wenzel{Michael},  they had settled at Galka FSL #44, {Conrad}  being said to be fromUC Ischenroth(?), Darmstadt.   For 1798 by which time {Conrad} had died, see Mai1798:Gk51 and Sb22.

Ladner/LatmerFN{J.Diedrich/J.Peter}: this Latmer in Buedingen 10 March 1766 married Christ {A.Kunigunde}  (Mai&Marquardt#401 & KS142).  With wife {Cunigunde} he arrived in Russia 4 July 1766 he said to be from [Hessen-]Darmstadt [Landgraviate] (Kulberg2288).. Not found in T.  By 27 July 1767 they had settled at Galka FSL #45, he said to be fromUC Ischenroth?, [Hessen-]Darmstadt [Landgraviate].   For 1798 by which time {Peter} had died, see Mai1798:Dr42.

Ladner FN: also see Lotner.

Ladonerbach(?)GL, Kurpfalz: see Laudenbach.

Ladwich{Michel}: was a godparent at the 28 May 1766 Luebeck baptism of a son of Elsasser{Johann} and his Hagen wife {Henrietta} (Mai&Marquardt#1311).  Not found in any later source.

LaechlerFN: see Laesler.

LaeherFN: see Lecher.

LaehrFN: see Lehr.

LaemleinFN: listed by the 1816 Kassel census (#71) without origin.  Not treated in the GCRA book.

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

LaemmermannFN: see Lemmermann.

LaemmleFN: said by the Bergdorf 1816 census (KS:660, 351) to have been Bahnbruecken, Bruchsal [Amt], Baden.  This origin was verified by the GCRA using FHL(1,238,477-8).  See their book for more detail.

LaemmleFN: Curt Renz has found the church records for this Hoffnungstal, Bessarabia, family in Winnenden, Waiblingen Oberamt, Wuerttemberg.  Stumpp, p.523, says they arrived in Russia in 1827.

LaerGL: see Leer.

LaeslerFN: said by the 1816 Glueckstal census (KS:672, 351) to be from Asperg, Ludwigsburg [Amt], Wuerttemberg.  Using FHL(1,056,991), the GCRA verified this origin. See the GCRA book for more details.  Also spelled Laechler and Laessle.

LaessleFN: see Laesler.

LaetterleFN: said by KS:351 to have leftUC Hohenstein, Besigheim [Amt], Wuerttemberg forUC Glueckstal; the GCRA found no evidence of this family in the Glueckstal colonies; see their book.

Lagdanburg?GL: an unidentified place said by the Shcherbakovka FSL to be homeUC to the  Stripper family.

LageGL/GS: an unidentified place said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be homeUC to a Ordnung family.  There are several Lage in Germany.

LaglerFN: see Legler.

Lagnitz?GL: an unidentified place said by the Kano FSL to be homeUC to a Baschka/Pashka family, and possibly to their Mattis step-son.  This place probably was in Kursachsen, some 23 miles SW of Leipzig city.

Lahner{Katharina}FN: this widow of Khristak?{Erdmann} is listed in Rosenheim in 1798 (Rm2) but I cannot find her family in any FSL.

LahnertFN: said by the Stumpp and Pleve versions of the Jagodnaja Poljana FSL to be fromUC Erbach (now in the state of Hessen).  The Kromm version says frau Lahnert was a Hergert and says Lahnert may have been fromUC either Erbach or Offenbach.

Lahnstein, Nassau[sic]: said by the Straub FSL to be homeUC to Diel{J.Philipp}and {Peter}, Metzler and   families. Corwina Hirt proved tehe Metzler origin there.   Lahnstein is 11 km W of Nassau town, but actually was in and belonged to Kurmainz;  the rulers of Kurmainz (Archbishop-Electors) maintained a home there.  In the case of a Rudolph family at least, Lahnstein was a mistake for Langstadt.

LaiFN: see Lay.

Laib[?]{Juliana}FN:  listed in the 1772 Pobochnaya first settlers’ list as the wife of Schlegel{Franz} (pb16).

Laibaroes, Bamberg [Bishopric]: is 10 miles E of Bamberg city, and was said by the Leitsinger FSL to be homeUC to a Herbst family.

Laibstadt?GL, Nuernberg: is some 24 miles SSE of Nuernberg city and must have been in a very tiny isolated Nuernbergen territory.  Said by the Lauwe FSL to be homeUC to a Heckel family.

LaierFN: said by KS:219 to have come from Kirchberg, Backnang [Amt], Wuerttemberg. Also spelled Layher.  Using FHL#1,187,173, the GCRA proved origin in Kirchberg, Marbach [Amt], Wuerttemberg.  See the GCRA book for more.

LaisFN: see Leis.

LaisaGL, Frankenberg Amt, [Hessen-Kassel]: is 9.5 miles SW of Frankenberg town, and said by the Auerebach index to be home to the frau Beckel [who went to Walter].

Laitenberger: listed in the Bergdorf census with no origin, but origin in Neckarwesthiem [formerly Kaltenwesten], Heilbronn [Amt], Wuerttemberg proved by the GCRA, using FHL 1,184,925.  See their book for detail.  Also spelled Leitenberger.

Lakendorf GL: see Lackendorff.

LakmannFN: said by the Stumpp supplement to the Dietel FSL to be fromUC Elmen(?), Hannover.  Later spelled Lackmann and Lockmann (Mai1798:Mv393, 399, Wt98, 53, Dt53.  At least some descendants believe that this family was of Jewish origin having converted to Christianity.

Lalb[?]FN: listed in the Pobochnaya FSL so may have been from Darmstadt state.     

LamackFN: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL (#308) to be fromUC Luettich.

Lamak/La Marque{Pierre+w): Kulberg78 said they were Catholics fromUC Messiere who settled in St. Petersburg.  Not found in T or in any published FSL.

LambFN: see Lamp.

LambelFN: see Lampel.

LambertFN: said by the Brabander FSL to be fromUC Bensheim, Bergstrasse, Kurmainz.  For 1798 see Mai1798:Bn63.

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

LambrechtFN: said by the Pfeiffer FSL to be fromUC Arnstein.  Kuhlberg gives the state as Wuerzburg.

Lambsheim(?)GL, Darmstadt: Said by the Boaro FSL to be homeUC to a Mueller family.  If Lambsheim is correct, Darmstadt is not, and this is the same place as the next entry.

Lambsheim, Kurpfalz: is 8 miles WNW of Mannheim city center, and said by the Brabander FSL to be homeUC to a Seitz family.

Lamel{Marianne}: from Bern Canton  married  Boisson{Caesar} 12 Apr 1766 in Buedingen.  They did not become Russian Colonists (Mai&Marquardt#524 & KS122 ).  Not found in any later source.

Lamgolf FN: possible early settlers of Zuerich said to be fromUC Rimbach (Lk140).   Spelled Langolf in 1798 (Mai1798:Zr6, 13 and 53).  Spelled Langolff in 1767 (T1235-1242).

Lamig? FN: was the maiden name given for frau Baum of Anton in 1798 (Mai1798:An32).

Lamm FN: said by the Ernestinendorf FSL to be fromUC Burg Gemuenden, [Hessen-Darmstadt Landgraviate].  For 1769 see Mai1798:Mv556.

LammFN{Johannes}: said by the Norka FSL to be fromUC Isenburg (no locality mentioned).  In 1798 the maiden name of the wife was given as Schaat (Mai1798:Nr214).  For other family members in 1792 and 1798 see Mai1798:Mv1973, Pb9, 13 and Yp34.

LammFN{Michael}:  said by the Norka FSL to be fromUC Isenburg (no locality mentioned).  For 1798 see Mai1798:Nr216.

Lamm{J.Nikolaus}FN:  listed with his Schneider wife in the 1772 Pobochnaya first settlers’ list (pb18) with no origin mentioned ; for 1798 see Mai1798:Pb16.

Lamm: see Lemm.

LammerFN: said by the Ober-Monjou FSL to be fromUC Einbach.    Spelled Limmer in 1786 (Mai1798:Mv2079).

LampFN{Carl} said by the Dinkel FSL #46 to be fromUC Rieben, Brandenburg.  Later may have been spelled Lamb.

Lamp{Caspar Diederich}: was a godparent at the 12 June 1766 Luebeck baptism of a son of  Jonsen{Matthius} and his Wieber wife (Mai&Marquardt#1356).  Not found in any later source.

LampeFN: said by the Merkel FSL to be fromUC Hamburg.

LampeFN: said by the Orlovskaya FSL to be a step-son living with the Fischer family which would indicate that frau Fischer was previously frau Lampe. The family name was spelled Lempe in 1798 (Mai1798:Mv2169). 

LampeFN{Heinrich}: was in Fridericsholm colony, Gottorf Amt by Nov 1764 (EEE p.497).  By Aug 1767 with wife {A.Katharina} and 2 children, he was in Stahl-am-Tarlyk FSL #27 which said he was fromUC Kiel, Holstein[-Gottorp Duchy].  For 1798 see Mai1798:St12.

LampelFN: said by the Lauwe FSL to be fromUC Bruck, Erlangen.  In 1798 the family name was given as Lambel (Mai1798:Mo54,Jo30).  According to a Woehrd ML this man fromUC Bruck married in 1766 a Voitling woman also fromUC Bruck (Mai&Marquardt#790).

LamperhelmGL: see Lampertheim.

Lampertheim, [Worms Bishopric]: is some 5.6 miles SE of Worms and is about 12 km N of Mannheim city centre.  Gerhard Lang found that Groesser{A.Margaretha} was born here in 1726 and married Barthuly{Balzer} here in 1756, later settling in Balzer. Said by the Rothammel FSL to be homeUC to a Stork family.  Said by the Schuck FSL to be homeUC to a Gruenewald family; in his first translation Pleve spelled this Lamperhelm.Said by the Seewald FSL to be homeUC to a Berg family.  See also Lambsheim.

Landau, Elsass: said by the Seelmann FSL to be homeUC to a Wolffanger{Jacob} family.  There are 8 Landaus in the German-speaking lands, but the only Landau I could find on Alsace lands is Petit-Landau 14 km SE of Mulhouse.

Landau, Kurpfalz [etc.]: was a city and Amt located 26 km SW of Speyer city in an area controlled by successively first by Kurpfalz, then by France, then by Prussia, and then by Bavaria in the late 18th and early 19th centuries; now in the modern Federal German state of Reinland-Pfalz.

Landshut, [Kurbayern?]: said by the Seelmann FSL to be homeUC to a Beuschinger family.  There are 3 Landshuts in Germany but this one, 53 km S of Regensberg city seems most likely.

Laudenberg, [Kurmainz?]: said by the Seelmann FSL to be homeUC to a Rittenheer family.  The only Laudenberg I found in the German-speaking lands is 16 km ENE of Eberbach city right where Kurpfalz, Kurmainz and some unnamed Barony came together;  I am guessing it was in Kurmainz.

Landau-in-der-PfalzGL: is some 16 miles SW of Speyer, Rhineland-Palatinate.  This place was the seat of the following Amt.

Landau [Amt]GL, Rheinpfalz:  is at Landau-in-der-Pfalz some 18 miles NW of Karlsruhe city and was a District administrative center.  The GCRA found an indication that this area may have been homeUC to the Schatz man who settled in Kassel.

LandaukGL, Frants: said by the Walter FSL to be homeUC to a Wittenberger family.  Identified by the Walter Research Project as Landau-in-der-Pfalz.

LandbergerFN: said by the Schaefer FSL to be a single young man in the Pauly household.  I could not find him in Mai1798.

LandenbergerFN: listed by the 1816 Neudorf census (#90, 92) without origin and mistakenly said by KS:352 to be fromUC Neuweiler, Boeblingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg. Using FHL#717,097, the GCRA proved their origin in Hunspach, Sulz [Amt], Elsass.  See the GCRA book for more.

LandenhausenGL: see Lanhausen.

Landgraf: Landgrave in English; a German ruler equivalent in status to a Duke.

Landgraviate: a country or territory ruled by a Landgraf (Landgrave in English).

Landmann{Christoph}FN: said by the Reinwald FSL to be fromUC Stolberg-Gedern [County].  For 1798 see Mai1798:Rw49.  Also spelled Lindmann in 1798 (Mv2424).

Landmann{Johannes}FN: said by the Reinwald FSL to be fromUC Stolberg-Gedern [County].  For 1798 see Mai1798:Rw6.

Landmann{Gottfried}FN: said by the Urbach FSL to be fromUC Doeberlub?, [Kur-]Sachsen.  Spelled Langmann in 1788 and 1798 (Mai1798:Mv2403,Ur5).

Landmann{Johanna Barbara}FN: was the wife of Schwarz in the Vollmer FSL and was  the daughter ([sic for sister] of Landmann{Gottfried} and still the wife of Schwartz in 1798 (Mai1798:Ur5).

LandsbergGL: an unidentified place said by the Belowescher Kolonien FSL to be homeUC to a Bethke/Bethge? family.

Landsberg, inUC Brandenburgian lands in Poland: this most probably was 79 miles ENE of Berlin and now called Gorzow Wielkopolski.

LandsbergerFN:  listed by the 1816 Glueckstal census (KS:671, 352) as frau Schrieber without origin; but the GCRA believes her to be fromUC Kirchheim-am-Neckar, Heilbronn or Besigheim [Amt], [Ludwigsburg Oberamt], Wuerttemberg, using FHL 1,189,099; see their book for detail.

Landseid{Eva Margaretha}: EEE p.459 said she was a daughter of Jaeger{Anthon} who settled first in Denmark and then in Grinm.

LandsendorfGL, Braunfels: an unidentified place said by the Kolb FSL to be homeUC to a Scheuermann family.

Landshut, Kurbayern: is 53 km S of Regensburg.

Landstuhl, [Sickingen County]: is 14 km SW of Kaiserslautern city centre, and is where the daughter of Miltenberger{Christoph} and Herlein{M.Christina} was baptized 31 Dec 1764.

LangFN{Georg Adam}:  this family settled in Bergdorf and moved very soon to Glueckstal.  KS:352 said they were from Altbach, Esslingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg.  The GCRA verified this origin using FHL 1,056,991.

LangFN{Johann Fried.}:  his widow is listed in the Bergdorf 1858 census (KS:665, 352) without origin. The GCRA has proven they came from Neuhausen-ob-Eck, Tuttlingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg; see their book for detail.

LangFN: said by the Brabander FSL to be fromUC Branzel?, Sachsen.  For 1798 see Mai1798:Bn47, 55).

LangFN: Herr Lang was said by the Fischer FSL to be fromUC Filis?, Polen; his frau was said to come fromUC Preussen but not to have been born there.

LangFN: a Lang woman from Laubach married a Bastron man – the couple was in Frank by 1767.

LangFN{Jakob Fried.}: said by the 1816 Glueckstal census (KS:670, 673, 352) to be from Endersbach, Waiblingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg.  Using FHL(1,056,991), the GCRA verified this origin. See the GCRA book for more details.

LangFN: said by the Hoelzel FSL to be fromUC Reichenbach, Bamberg [Bishopric].  According to a Rosslau ML this man married in 1766 a Hehnlein woman (Mai&Marquardt#1024). For 1798 see Mai1798:Ps56).

LangFN: said by the Hildmann FSL to be fromUC Neuburg-an-der-Ohm.

Lang{Elizabeth}FN: a widow said by the Kano FSL to be fromUC Halle. For 1798 see Mai1798:Zg04.

Lang{Friedrich}FN: said by the Kano FSL to be fromUC Hannover [i.e. Kurbraunschweig] (no locality mentioned).  For 1798 see Mai1798:Kn06 which gives the wife’s maiden name as Stoll.

Lang{Andreas)FN: listed by both the 1816 Kassel census (#39, 70) and KS:352 without origin. Using FHL#1,184,602 the GCRA proved origin in Ochsenbach, Brackenheim [Amt], Wuerttemberg.  See their book for more.

Lang{Christoph}: KS:352 listed him without origin, but the 1816 Kassel census (#88) mistakenly said this family came fromUC Dornhan, Horb[Amt], Wuerttembeg.  The GCRA did not find them in the Dornhan records; see their book for more.

Lang{David}95, 208, 215, {Paul}91, 208, 215) FN: listed by the 1816 Kassel census (#95, 91) wihout origin, but KS:352 said they came fromUC Polen (no locality indicated).  The GCRA found claims that Paul had been born in Algruen, Prussia, and that various of their children had been born in Prussia:  in Schetschilnik; and others in Poland: in Geschorki, Koloschgef, and Kuschedole – all unidentifed villages.  See the GCRA book for more.

Lang{Friedrich}FN: listed by the 1858 Kassel census (#233) without origin.  The GCRA thinks this might be the man mentioned in KS:352 as being fromUC Neipperg, Brackenheim [Amt], Wuerttemberg.  See their book for more.

Lang{J.Erdmann}FN: listed by the 1816 Kassel census (#40) without origin.  The GCRA suggests that he might be the son of Lang{Andreas} but found no documentation.  See their book for more.

LangFN: Herr Lang was said by the Koehler FSL to be fromUC Olmuetz?, Oesterreich, and his frau’s maiden name was given as Egner (no origin given).

LangFN: said by the Leichtling FSL to be fromUC Seligenstadt (no locality mentioned).

LangFN: she, no origin given, married in Buedingen 11 March 1766 a Kaemmerer man; later this couple went to Leichtling (Mai&Marquardt#411).

LangFN: said by the Louis FSL to be fromUC Algesheim, Kurmainz.

LangFN: said by the Messer FSL to be fromUC Isenburg (no locality mentioned), and a Meisinger orphan is living in the household. Bonner proved the maiden name of this wife as Meissinger, who like her orphaned brother was from Aulendiebach.

LangFN: said by the Rosenheim FSL to be fromUC Dunnigen?.  For 1798 see Mai1798:Rm22.

Lang{J.Christoph}: fromUC Momart, Erbach [County] married Burger{A.Margaretha} in Buedingen 9 May 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#625).  Not found in Kulberg or in T.   By Aug. 1767 he  with wife {A.Maria} had settled in Shcherbakovka FSL #44, said to be fromUC Momart, Erbach [County].  For 1798 see Mai1798:Sv35, which said his then wife’s maiden name was Taub{A.Maria}.  See also KS142.

LangFN: said by the Volmer FSL to be fromUC Hertzheim, Kurmainz.

Lang{Melchior}: married Ekhart{Catharina} 24 April 1766 in Luebeck (Mai&Marquardt#142 & KS142). ).  On 31 May 1766 he and wife {Anna} arrived in Russia, he said to be fromUC Hanau [County] (Kulberg625).  Not found in T.  By 12 May 1767 he with wife {M.Catharina} and brother-in-law Bensler/Benzel{J.Jacob} had settled at Warenburg FSL #11, he said to be fromUC Bladernheim, Hanau [County].

Lang{J.Georg}: son of the former {Joh.} ofUC Erlang married in Woerhd 29 May 1766 Fesinger{Appolonia} (Mai&Marquardt #817).  KS142 said he was fromUC Erlangen.  On 31 July 1766 {Johann & Anna} arrived in Russia, he said to be fromUC Viernau (Kulberg3867).  Later in 1766 {Gorge & Apolonia} in Oranienbaum took transport for the Volga (2250-2251).  Not found in any published FSL.  {Georg} was a widower in Zug in 1798 (Zg29), but they are listed in no FSL nor in T, nor is there any indication they moved to Zug from another colony, so they are possible Zug first settlers. 

LangFN{Johann}: he married in Buedingen on 8 March 1766 Bergmann{A. Maria} (Mai&Marquardt#386, KS121, 142).  I could not find them in no published FSL.

LangFN: this family name was found recorded in Herborn marriage records 1762-1767, and in Schotten parish records for many generations prior to 1767; see Flegel trip.

LangFN: also see Lange.

Lang, GerhardRN: has spent years tracking German settlers through Denmark into Russia.  His research shows that the Doenhof Leglers stopped in Havetoft, and Flensburg, Schleswig Holstein in the early 1760s before going on to Russia.

LangdGL, [Hessen-Darmstadt Landgraviate]:  is 4 miles NE of Nidda and 14 miles SE of Giessen, Hessen, and said by the Buedingen ML to be homeUC to the Gruen woman who married in 1766 a Franck man; later the couple went to Roethling; Stumpp says it is near Giessen (Mai&Marquardt#720).  It also said by the Buedingen ML to be homeUC to Schmidt{Christian} who in 1766 married a Rohn woman in Buedingen (Mai&Marquardt#542); they may have settled in Brabander.

Langdorf?, Lothringen: an unidentifed place said by the Hoelzel FSL to be homeUC to an Allerborn/Ahlerborn family.

LangeFN: according to the Doenhof FSL he was a step-son in a Kestle household from Wuerttemberg (no locality mentioned).

LangeFN: said by the Katharinenstadt FSL (#33) to be fromUC Nieder-Ramstadt, Darmstadt.

LangeFN: his wife is said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be fromUC Westfalen (no locality mentioned).

LangeFN: said by the Kratzke FSL (#25) to be fromUC Kiel, Holstein.

Lange{Friedrich+w}: Kulberg138 said they were of  the Reformed  faith  fromUC Witterau.  Not found in T or in any published FSL.

LangeFN: said by the Paulskaya FSL to be fromUC Salzberg.  In 1798 the family name was spelled Lang (Mai1798:Zg4,29).

Lange/Lang FN{J.Philipp}: Lutheran, fromUC Schoenberg Amt, Erbach County, arrived at Fridericia, Juetland Royal Province in May 1760.  In Jan 1765 with wife and 7 children he reregistered in a Danish colony (EEE p.497).  By Aug 1766 they had settled in Schaefer FSL #4 which said he was fromUC Schoenberg.  For 1798 see Mai1798:Rh4 and Sf22.

Lange?, Kurtrier: an unidentified place said by the Leitsinger FSL to be homeUC to a Dink family.

Langebach?FN: said by the 1798 census to be the maiden name of frau Buechner of Dehler (Mai1798:Dl11).

Langebach{A.Elisabeth} married Hochum{Johann} 23 May 1766 in Luebeck (Mai&Marquardt#58).  They arrived without children in Russia 8 Aug 1766 (Kuhlberg3976).  Later in 1766 in Oranienbaum they with 1 child took transport for the Volga (T5236-5238).  Not found in any later source.

Langebranich(?)GL, was an unidentified locality which according to the Frank FSL was in the state of Erbach and was homeUC to a Hoffmann family.  There is a Lauerbach just S of the city of Erbach.

LangenGL, is some 8 miles N of Darmstadt city and said by the Frank FSL to be in the state of Hessen-Darmstadt and homeUC to a Hof family.  It is also some 8 miles SW of Offenbach, and is said by the Roethling FSL to be in the Offenbach region of Hessen and to be homeUC to a Grein family.   Said by the Mueller FSL to be homeUC to a Both family; Kuhlberg gives the state as Darmstadt.

Langenalb, Baden-Durlach: is 11 miles SE of Karlsruhe city, and was said by the Galka FSL to be homeUC to Dalinger/Dahlinger {Christoph} and {Maria} families.  Using a report from the Evangelischer Oberkirchenrat, Landeskirchliches Archiv, abstracting from Langenalb church records, Dick Kraus proved this origin: the widow Maria (nee Wackenhut) had married her Dalinger husband in 1735 in Langenalb – the record provides birthdates for both bride and groom and the names of each of their fathers.

LangenbachGL, Isenburg: an unidentified place said by the Kolb FSL to be homeUC to a Mai family.  Isenburg surely is a mistake and this place must actually be the next entry.

Langenbach, [Nassau-Usingen Principality]: said by the Dehler FSL to be homeUC to a Graf{Heinrich} family.  Said by Kuhlberg to be in Nassau.

Langenbeutingen, [Hohenlohe Principality] (now in  Baden-Wuerttemberg): is 7.5 km WNW of Oehringen city.  Gerhard Lang evidently found the  Frank{J.Heinrich} family here before they moved on to Denmark and to Doenhof in Russia.

LangenbrandGL, Bieselberg [parish], Calw [Amt], Wuerttemberg: the GCRA thinks this the most likely origin of the Raschez/Rometsch/Rumetz family that went, probably via South Prussia, to Kassel.

Langenbrombach, Breuberg Condominium, was the place Hoffmann{J.Heinrich} lived just before immigrating to Frank (Gieg1).

LangendorfGL: an unidentified place said by the Ober-Monjou FSL to be homeUC to a Fleischmann family.  There are 9 places of this name in Germany and 5 in Poland and the Czech Republic.

LangendorfGL, Wuerzburg [Bishopric]: is 13 miles NW of Schweinfurt city, and said by the Brabander FSL to be homeUC to a Glitsch family.

LangenfeldGL: an unidentified place said by the Graf FSL to be homeUC to Stollmann’s wife.  There were many such place names in the Germanies.

Langenhain, [Hessen-]Darmstadt [Landgraviate]: is 11 km ENE of Wiesbaden city centre and was said by the Laub FSL to be homeUC to a Schmidt family.  Said by the Warenburg FSL to be homeUC to Fuehrer and  Mueller{J.Georg} families.

LangenkandelGL: is Kandel.

LangenprozeltenGL, Gelnhausen/Gemuenden (Main), Hessen is now in Bavaria some 23 miles SE of Gelnhausen, Hessen, and 2 miles E of Gemuenden, Bavaria, and is said by the Roethling FSL to be homeUC to Ellang and Gobert/Gobel families.

LangenprozeltenGL, Kurmainz: is said by the Roethling FSL to be homeUC to a Rebart family  This surely is the same place as the preceding entry … the area being within Kurmainz in those days.

Langenreuth: is 4.4 km NNE of  Pegnitz city.

LangensalzGL, Tomsk: an unidentified place said by the Kromm version of the Jagodnaja Poljana FSL to be near Hamburg and to be homeUC to a Schumacher man who came here later than the first settlers (p.35).

LangensalzaGL, [Kur-]Sachsen: is now Bad Langensalza, Thueringen, some 56 miles NE of Fulda, Hessen, and 19 miles NW of Erfurt. Said by the Jost FSL to be homeUC to a Hagen family.  Said by the Kolb FSL to be homeUC to a Reuber family.  The Buedingen ML says this Reiber man married in 1766 a Ringel woman (Mai&Marquardt#371); however he shows up in Kolb in 1767 with a Roth wife. Said by the Stahl-am-Karaman FSL (#18) to be homeUC to Wenzel/Vitzel{J.Gottfried}.

LangensalzbergGL, Isenburg: an unidentified place said by the Kolb FSL to be homeUC to Thiel families.

LangenschwartzGL: is some 16 miles ESE of Alsfeld, and said by the Buedingen ML to have been homeUC to both a Ruhl man and his Lutz bride who may have gone to Kraft (Mai&Marquardt#648). : Said by the Buedingen ML to be home to a Bapst man who married a Schneider woman in 1766; by 1767 this couple was in Krasnoyar; Stumpp says that Langenschwarz is near Huenfeld, Hessen (Mai&Marquardt#645).  Said by the Buedingen ML to be home to a Schaeffer woman who married a Peter man in 1766; by 1767 this couple was in Walter (Mai&Marquardt#690).

LangenschwarzGL, Freie Adelprovinz der alten Ritter: is some 11 miles NNW of Fulda city, and said by the Walter FSL to be homeUC to Ils, Schaefer and Schissler families.  Same place as the prior entry.

Langenstadt?GL, Nuernberg: said by the Lauwe FSL to be homeUC to a Weiss family.  There is a Langenstadt some 5 miles S of Kulmbach city, but it lay in territory that surely belonged either to Bayreuth Margraviate or the Thurnau barony, not to Nuernberg Imperial City.

LangensteinGL: an unidentified place said by the Paulskaya FSL to be homeUC to a Rickes? family.  There were at least 4 Langenstein in the Germanies.

LangensteinGL, [Kur-]Sachsen: an unidentified place said by the Holstein FSL to be homeUC to a Meder family.  There is a Langenstein in Sachsen-Anhalt some 3 miles SW of Halberstadt but it was not in Kursachsen.

LangensteinbachGL, Karlsruhe [Amt], Baden: is some 7.5 miles SE of Karlsruhe city and based on FHL(1,189,472) the GCRA believes that this was homeUC to the Brandner family that went to Glueckstal.  See their book for more information.

LangensulzbachGL, Weissenburg Kreis, Elsass: is now called Langensoultzbach, is some 10 miles SW of Wissembourg, Alsace, France, and was home to an Eider family that settled in Hoffnungstal, Bessarabia.

Langeraltar(?):an unidentified place said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be homeUC to a Vollmer family.  This might be either Langenargen, Baden-Wuerttemberg (18 miles SE of Konstanz), or perhaps Langensalza, Thuengen.

LanggoensGL, [Hessen-Darmstadt]: is some 6 miles S of Geiessen city, and was the home of the Wagner man who settled in Frank, and to his ancestors back to 1620 as well.

LangolfFN: see Lamgolf.

LangolffFN: see Lamgolf.

Langhaas FN: said by the Seelmann FSL to be fromUC Enheim, Bamberg [Bishopric][sic?].  I did not locate them or any descendants in Mai1798.

LangheimGL, Ansbach [Margraviate]: an unidentified place said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be homeUC to a Riedel family.

LanghoferFN: said by the Dobrinka FSL to be fromUC Oldorf(?), Mecklenburg.  Later spelled Langholf (Mai1798:Db39).

LangholfFN: see Langhofer.

LanglitzFN: said by thePleve version of the Jagodnaja Poljana FSL to be fromUC Nidda and by the Kromm version of the Jagodnaja Poljana FSL to be either fromUC Eichelsdorf, Nidda (p.32), [Amt, Hessen-Darmstadt], or from Ober Seemen, Gedern Amt, Stollberg near Nidda (p.34).

Langmacher FN: said by the Stahl-am-Tarlyk FSL to be fromUC Heist, [Schleswig-Holstein Royal Duchy].  For 1798 see Mai1798:St17).  This man married a Janssen/Jansen woman in 1766 in Luebeck (Mai&Marquardt#96).

Langmann FN: see Landmann.

LangsdorfGL, [Solms-Hungen]: confirmed home of the Trupps who are said to have gone to Frank.

Langstadt, [Hanau County]: 22 km ENE of 0 city center, and  where Rudolph{Johannes} was born,  baptized, married and raised his pre-Russia children.

LanguedocGL: the area of southern France around the Gulf of Lion on the Mediterranian.  Said (no locality indicated) by the Brabander FSL to be homeUC to Obert{Renard} and {Georg} families.  Kuhlberg said this was in Frankreich.

Langweiler?FN: said by the Paulskaya FSL to be fromUC Leusel.

Lanhausen: an unidentified place said by the Stephan FSL to be homeUC to a Helfenbein family.  The only Lanhausen I can find is 9 km SSW of Bremerhaven city centre and then apparently was in Bremen Duchy, Kurbraunschweig.  Stumpp (p.134) either misread the record or took Lanhausen to be a mistake for Landenhausen which is 6 km SE of Lauterbach city and was then in Reidesel Barony.

LankenGL: said by the Shcherbakovka FSL to be homeUC to the  Riffel famly.  There were at least 3 Lankens in the Germanies.  One was 31 km E of Hamburg city centre, in Lauenburg Duchy, Kurbraunsweig.

LankiewiezFN: said by the Husaren FSL to be fromUC Witebsk, Polen.  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

Lannert FN: also see Lappert.

Lans(?)GL, was an unidentified locality which according to the Frank FSL was in the state of Hessen-Darmstadt and was homeUC to a Schauermann family.

LantzenhainGL: see Lanzenhayn.

LanzGL, Witteberge: an unidentified place said by the Enders FSL to be homeUC to frau Gitle? and to a Ming family.

Lanzberg?GL, Brandenburg: an unidentified place said by the Fischer FSL to be homeUC to frau Kepp?.

LanzenbachGL: an unidentified place said by the Boregard FSL to be homeUC to a Hartmann{Philipp} family.  There is such a place 8.5 miles W of Bonn city.

Lanzenhayn/LantzenhainGL: is some 14 miles SW of Schlitz city and was in the Riedesel Barony.  See Schlitz.

Laoschburg(?)GL, [Kur-]Bayern: an unidentified place said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be homeUC to a Ressendorf family.

Laplen?, Dofen?: an unidentified place said by the Brabander FSL to be homeUC to a Chavalier? family;.  Kuhlberg said this was in Frankreich.

Lapp{Barbara}: In 1767 arrived with new husband Hartung{Philipp} in Frank FSL #13.  For 1798 see Frank #41 which gives her maiden name as Lapp (Mai1798:Fk41).  Bill Pickelhaupt says he found the origin of both members of this couple.

LappFN{Carl/Karl}: of Reformed faith, he arrived single in Russia on 1 May 1766 with siblings {Christian, Johann and Anna} in his household (Kulberg473).  None of them were found in T.  By 1767 he and new wife {A.Margaretha} [she may have been a widow since there was a 4.5 year old son in the household – ed.] had settled in Frank FSL #14 which said he was from fromUC Pferdsbach(?), Isenburg.  Bill Pickelhaupt says he found Carl’s origin.

LappFN{Christian}: of Reformed faith, he arrived single in Russia on 1 May 1766 in the household fo his brother Carl} (Kulberg473).  He was not found in T.  By 1767 he, still single, had settled in Frank FSL #31 which said he was from fromUC Pferdsbach(?), Isenburg.  Bill Pickelhaupt says he found Christian’s origin.

LappFN: listed by both the 1816 Kassel census (#109) and KS:353 without origin, but said by the 1816 Glueckstal census (#94) to be from Diefenbach, Maulbronn parish, Vaihingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg.  Using FHL(1,187,160), the GCRA verified this origin. See the GCRA book for more.

LappFN: said by the Norka FSL to be the orphaned children of Heinrich Lapp and the step-children in a Henkel household.  For 1798 see Mai1798:Fk71 and Nr99.

LappFN: this family name was found recorded in Schotten parish records for many generations prior to 1767; see Flegel trip.

LappFN: also see Laub and Soepp.

Lappegan/LateganFN: said (both spellings) by the Kano FSL to be fromUC Werne.  Spelled Lattigan with the wife’s maiden name given as Trouba in 1798 (Mai1798:Zg06).

Lappert FN: said by the Schaefer FSL to be fromUC Weinheim, Kurpfalz.  In 1798 spelled Lannert (Mai1798:Sf1).

Lardenbach, [Laubach County]: is 5 km SE of Gruenberg.  KS126 says it was homeUC to Eckert{J.Heinrich},  also see Laurenbach..

LaroeschFN (Loresch in the Stahl-am-Karaman FSL): fromUC Rosbach, Thuengen Barony according to the Buedingen ML.  The bride was a Schaed also fromUC Rosbach (Marquardt#483).  For 1798 see Mai1798:Sk7.

Larressingle(?)GL: an unidentified place said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be homeUC to a Letran family.  There is a Larressingle village in the Pyrenees in France!

LarsenFN: said by the Schaefer FSL to be fromUC Nasku?, Daenemark [Kingdom], with a Manus stepson in the household.  The Larsens surely died prior to the 1798 Volga censuses.

LarsenFN: the wife was said (no locality mentioned) by the Schaefer FSL to be fromUC [Hessen-]Darmstadt [Landgraviate].

LarsenFN{Rosemary}; the AHSGR village coordinator for Kamenka and Pfeifer colonies.

LarshGL, [Kur-]Mainz: see Lorsch, [Kur-]Mainz.

LassFN: said by the Laub FSL to be fromUC Klauswetz?, Mecklenburg.  In 1798 spelled Laas (Mai1798:Lb14).

Lass/LatzFN{A.Rebecca}: married Hansen{Peter}in Luebeck in Oct. 1765 (Mai&Marquardt#34). This couple is listed in Kulberg731 and in the Reinhard FSL #23.  For 1798 see Mai1798:Rh23. 

LateauFN: said by the Seelmann FSL to be fromUC Saint-Julien-de …?, Dauphin?.  I did not locate them or any descendants in Mai1798.

LateganFN: see Lappegan.

LatmerFN: see Ladner.

Latoszkowa: aka Latschanow.

La TourGL, Frankreich: an unidentified place said by the Degott FSL to be homeUC to a Degenhardt family.  There are several La Tours in France.

Latschanow, Poland: an unidentified place which the GCRA thinks may have been Latschanow-bei-Kepa near old Warsaw now absorbed within Warsaw city; found by the GCRA to be associated with a Weber family.

LattenbachFN: said by the Dehler FSL to be fromUC Menning, [Kur-]Bayern.  I could not find this family in the 1798 Volga censuses.

LattiganFN: see Lappegan.

LattmerFN: see Ladner.

LatviaGS: see Lifland.

LatzFN: see Lass.

LaubFN{J.Heinrich}: from NiederohmUC, married Schmidt{M.Magdalena} in Friedberg 15 Aril 1766 (Mai&Marquardt#313).  With wife {Marianna} and 2 children he arrived in Russia on 4 July 1766, said to be fromUC Darmstadt (Kulberg#2138).  Not found in T.  By 12 July 1767 with wife {Magdalena} and 3 children, he had settled at Laub FSL #1, said to be fromUC Niederhof, Darmstadt.

Laub/LappFN{Hans Georg}: fromUC Kuernbach(?), Wuerttemberg, arrived at Flensburg, Schleswig Royal Duchy in June 1762 as the farmhand of Heinrich{Georg}.  With wife {Agnesse} he requested permission to leave Denmark in January 1765 (p.EEE 497).  By July 1766 they were settled at Reinwald FSL #10 which said he was fromUC Heilbronn, Wuerttemberg [Duchy]. Spelled Lapp in 1798 (Mai1798:Rw9, Sz10).

LaubVV: (aka Tarlyk) is a Lutheran German village on the eastern side of the Volga founded in 1767.  Its  FSL is now published in Pleve, Einwanderung …, vol.III, pp. 19-36.  According to this, the first settlers were from the following places {italics indicate information from the Kuhlberg list} with the family names shown here in parens.   Other spellings of family names, usually from later sources are in square brackets.  Verified corrections are in red.  The number with the family name is their household number in the FSL:

from Alten, Holstein: (Baecker48);

from Appenrod, Darmstadt: (Wiederkehr[Witterker]18);

from Augsburg: (Fendel52);

from Backnang, Wuerttemberg: (Hort[Horth]47  and possibly Schwachewer?47a);

from Birkenfeld: (Kagel59 and possibly Bernhardt59a);

from Bradern?, Ansbach: (Dauer41);

from Bubenheim?, Kurpfalz: (Heller8, Schneider11);

from Burbach, Darmstadt: (Blau19);

from Colmar, Elsass: (Ganser16 and possibly Graf16a);

from Darmstadt: (Stahlmann36);

from Dinkelsbuehl, Schwaben: (Trap[Trapp]49);

from Eberstadt, Darmstadt: (Kreutzer17);

from Ebingen, Wuerttemberg: (Strasser53);

from Eichenborn, Nassau-Weilburg: (Engelmann31 and possibly Flach31a);

from Erschten Hellbrunn?, Holstein: (Schwimle64);

from Fischbach, Falkenstein: (Merk[Moerck,Merck]32);

from Frankfurt-am-Main: (Reibich[Rossbach??]54);

from Freiwalde, Preussisch-Schlesien: (Sommer51);

from Grebenhain, Alsfeld: (Kruse20);

from Grebenhain, Darmstadt: (Wiel[Will]29);

from Griesheim, Frankfurt-am-Main: (Lohmann38);

from Guestrow, Mecklenburg: (Sasse46 and perhaps Eckardt[Eckhardt]46a);

from Hasselborn, Nassau: (Belz[Beltz/Betz]60);

from Hof, Bayreuth: (Gerwelheim?50 and possibly Antor50a);

from Kiel, Holstein: (Althausen66, Stern34);

from Kirsbach, Kurpfalz: (Engel63);

from Klauswetz?, Mecklenburg: (Lass[Laas]37);

from Kloster, Boehmen: (Horn45);

from Koenigsberg, Brandenburg: (Bitter30);

from Koenigsberg, Darmstadt: (Bruek[Brick]28, and possibly Kous?28a);

from Koenigsberg, Preussen: (Wikster?[Vigek?]42);

from Krumbach, Darmstadt: (Hermann[Herrmann]9);

from Krusenfeld?, Mecklenburg(Vorrath[Vorath]67);

from Kundenschburg?, Hessen-Kassel: (Kohl55);

from Langenhain, Darmstadt: (Schmidt7);

from Loch, Kurpfalz: (Ritz23);

from Merenberg, Nassau-Weilburg: (Deis2);

from Nassau-Idstein: (Schumann26);

from Niederhof, Darmstadt: (Laub1);

from Niederkirchen, Zweibruecken: Jung44);

from Ober-Ramstadt, Darmstadt: (Bichner[Bruechner]3, Hinkel22, Kuhlmann5,58, Rothgang[Rottenheiser?]4);

from Rappoldshofen-bei-Neustadt-an-der-Aisch, Bayreuth: (Kolb56);

from Rosenfeld, Wuerttemberg: (Stuertz[Stuetz]27, and possibly Mueller27a);

from Rossdorf, Darmstadt: (Busch10, Franz13, Friedrich14, Schaefer15, Simon57);

from Roth, Hessen-Kassel: (Kahler21);

from Saryhausen?, Wuerttemberg: (Ludwig40);

from Schmiedeberg?, Sachsen: (Hermann[Herrmann]43);

from Schwanheim, Darmstadt: (Eberlein6);

from Serapen?, Kurpfalz: (Seiler39);

from Sommersdorf, Ansbach: (Leikam33);

from Stuttgart?, Wuerttemberg: (Full?68);

from Tennig?, Ansbach: (Weber12, and possibly Braun12a);

from Vollerwiek?, Holstein: (Benedickt[Benedict]24);

from Waldgirmes, Darmstadt: (Zubiks[Zubick]62);

from Waltz?, Nassau-Idstein: (Aulmann35);

from Wetzlar: (Hinkelmann61, Roth25);

from Zwickau, Sachsen: (Hepfner65).

LaubachFN{J.Peter}: according to the Krasnoyar FSL orphan living with an Armbruester family that was fromUC Homburg, Darmstadt.

LaubachFN: said by the Messer FSL to be a step-son living in the Lehr household.

LaubachGL, Buedingen[sic]: said by the Krasnoyar FSL to be homeUC to a Griesmann family.  Laubach is only 18 miles NNW of Buedingen city,  but it was the seat of its own state, Solms-Laubach and it did not belong to Buedingen or Isenburg.

LaubachGS: short for the independent state of Solms-Laubach County which was seated in the town of Laubach, which is some 13 miles ESE of Giessen city.  None of the following references mentions a locality:  The Lang wife of a Bastron man was from Laubach; the couple went to Frank.  Said by the Grimm FSL to be homeUC to a Worms family,  but the Buedingen ML says that this Wurm man fromUC Freyenseen married a Gruen woman in 1766 (Mai&Marquard#501). Said by the Koehler FSL to be homeUC to a Diel family; the Buedingen ML said this family was fromUC Hoechst in the Wetterau (Mai&Marquardt#709); Hoechst probably was in Hanau County, just S of Solms-Laubach County lands.  Said by the Krasnoyar FSL to be homeUC to Baecker, Diel, Eckart/Eckardt, Eusel, Felsinger, Fischer, Fritz, Hessler, Idt, Jaeger, Keller, Kins?, Kraus, Kuenzler, Lenz, Meier, Pfeifer, Pieh, Schad, Schaefer, Schetz, Schneider, Schreiner, Wieser, and perhaps Schneider and Zimmer families.  Said by the Ober-Monjou FSL to be homeUC to a Metzer/Metzler family.  Said by the Schaefer FSL to be homeUC  to frau Lerch{Rudolph} the widow of Nicolaus{Johann}.  Said by the Schulz FSL to be homeUC to a Zitzer family.

LaubeFN: see Lauwe.

LaubeVV: an alternative name for LauweVV.

LaubenGL: an unidentified place said by the Kano FSL to be homeUC to a Bleier family.  Said by the Ober-Monjou FSL to be homeUC to a Gruendler family and possibly to Hesslich and Wahl orphans as well.  There are 3 such places in Germany and 1 in Poland.

Laubenheim, Kurmainz: an unidentified place said by the Keller FSL to be homeUC to the Martin and Philipp{Adam} families.  This might be either 3 miles S of Bingen town, or what is now the neighborhood on the southern edge of Mainz city.

Lauber?FN:  said by the Reinhard FSL to be step-children in the Rolof household. I could not find them in Mai1798.

Laubhan FN: said by the Shcherbakovka FSL to be fromUC Nerreth, [Nuernberg Imperial City].  For 1798 see Mai1798:Sv11, 12, 30 and 60.

Laubuseschbach, [Wied-]Runkel [County]: is 10 miles E of Runkel town, and was said by the Leitsinger FSL to be homeUC to a Neuhof family.  Said by the Warenburg FSL to be homeUC to a Heil family.

LauchFN: said by the Anton FSL to be fromUC Hanau (no locality mentioned).  Spelled Laut in 1798 (Mai1798:An57).

LauchnerFN: said by the Hoelzel FSL to be fromUC Untersteinbach, Bamberg [Bishopric].   For 1798 see Mai1798:Dl22 (where the maiden name of frau Lauchner is given as Schumann), Hz34;  also spelled Leichner (Ps15).  According to a Woehrd ML this man fromUC Wolkenstein, Bamberg, married in 1766 a Winter woman of Aalen, Swabia (Stumpp says this is now Aalen, Wuerttemberg) (Mai&Marquardt#818).

LauchnerFN: see Winter of Lauwe.

LauckFN{Philipp}: on 4 July 1766 with wife {Elisabeth} and 5 children he arrived in Russia, said to be fromUC Isenburg (Kulberg#1858).  By August 1767 his widow and 4 children had settled in Doenhof FSL #79 which said she was fromUC Gelnhausen (no locality mentioned).  Jim Picklehaupt says he verified this origin.

LauckFN: also see Leik.

LaudaGL, [Wuerzburg Bishopric]: is some 18.5 miles SW of Wuerzburg city, and said by the Kano FSL to be homeUC to a Nuss family.

LaudenbachGL, is an unidentified locality which, according to the Frank FSL, was in the Freie Adelprovinz der alten Ritter(?) and was homeUC to a Schapf(?) family.  There are numerous Laudenbachs and Lautenbachs in Germany.  This may well have been Lauterbach, see below.

LaudenbachGL, Bergstrassen: an unidentified place said by the Preuss FSL to be home to an Bengler family.  This is the same place as the next entry.

Laudenbach?, Kurpfalz: is on the Bergstrasse 19 km NE of Mannheim city centre and was said by the Schuck FSL to be homeUC to Berger and  Destein families.  In his first translation Pleve spelled this  Ladonerbach(?).

LaudenbachGL, Mannheim [Amt], Baden: is some 11 miles NE of Mannheim city, and said by the 1816 Glueckstal census to be homeUC to the Schell family.  This is the same place as the previous entry, except 50 years later.

Laudenberg, [Kurmainz]: is 24 km S of Miltenberg-am-Main, and said by the Shcherbakovka FSL to be homeUC to the  Meier{Martin} family.  See also Ladenburg.

LauderbachFN: see Lauterbach.

Lauenburg DuchyGS->GL: just E of Hamburg Imperial City, independent to 1705 when absorbed by Kurbraunswieg (i.e. Hanover) and so until 1810-15 when subsumed into Hanover Kingdom.

Lauenhain: see Lauenheim.

Lauenheim?: said by the Recruiter Beauregard’s list (Lk150) to have been homeUC to Burghardt{Georg}.  Kuhlbereg said this was in Bamberg.  This probably was 37 km NE of Coburg city, the in Bamberg Bishopric, and is now called Lauenhain.

LauerFN{Jakob s/o Elis.}: listed by the Bergdorf 1816 census with no origin (KS:665) but said by KS:353) to have been from Kayh, Herrenberg [Amt], Wuerttemberg.  However, the GCRA has proven their origin in Ehrstaedt, Sinsheim [Amt], Baden using FHL(1,336,611).    See their book for more detail.

LauerFN{Elisabetha}: the GCRA proved this widow came to Bergdorf from Neckarzimmern, Mosbach [Amt], Wuerttemberg.  See the GCRA book for detail.

LauerFN{Eva Rosina}: listed as frau Richert in the 1816 Glueckstal census (KS:670, 673) with no origin.  The GCRA proved her origin in Pfaeffingen, Tuebingen [Amt], Wuerttemberg, using FHL 1,457,485; see their book for detail.

Lauer{Jacob}: Lutheran, fromUC Baden-Durlach Margraviate arrived at Flensburg, Schleswig Royal Duchy in July 1761.  In May 1765 with wife {Eva} and 3 sons he requested permission to leave Denmark (EEE p.498).  OLn 6 June 1765 in Luebeck he and his Keiger wife had a daughter baptized in Luebeck (Mai&Marquardt#1143).  Later they were found listed in the church books of Neu-Saratowka colony near St. Petersburg (EEE p.498).

LauerFN{Ludwig}: said by Ober-Monjou FSL #95 to be fromUC Pfaffenwiesbach, [Wallbott Barony].  I could not find this man in the 1798 Volga censuses.

LauerFN{Jacob}: with his Huber wife {Barbara} arrived in Russia 31 July 1766, he said to be fromUC Darmstadt (Kulberg2750).  By 21 Aug 1767 he seems to have died, his widow to have married Bernhard{Anton} in Rothammel, band two of his children to be step-children in the Bernhard household (Rothammel FSL #6 and 6a).

LauerFN{Carl}: said by the Schwed FSL to be fromUC Breslow?, Schweden.  I could not identify them or any likely descendants in Mai1798.

LauerFN{A.Maria}: the wife of {Carl} was said by the Schwed FSL to be fromUC Breslau?, Holstein.

LaufGL: an unidentified place said by the Boregard FSL to be homeUC to a Schneider{Christian} family.  There are at least 5 Laufs in Bavaria and 1 in Baden-Wuerttemberg.

LaufachGL, Hessen-Darmstadt: now in Bavaria is 6 miles ENE of Aschaffenburg city; see Lofert.

LauferFN: said by the Messer FSL to be fromUC Hessen (no locality mentioned).

Lauffen-am-NeckarGL, Heilbronn [Amt], Wuerttemberg: is some 5 miles SW of Heilbronn city, and was proven by GCRA to be home to the Rembold and Schneider{J.Friedrich}families that went to Glueckstal. Also was proven by the GCRA to be home to the Schaefer family that settled in Neudorf.  See the GCRA book for more.

LauggenGL, Wuerttemberg: an unidentified place said by the Graf FSL to be homeUC to a Tak family. 

LaumannFN: said by the Schuck FSL to be fromUC Muenschbach, Schoenberg.  For 1793 and 1798 see Mai1798:Mv2641,Su15 and Gb55.

Launsdorf: now Launstroff, France, is 5 miles W of Merzig, Saarland, Germany.  Darrell Brungardt found it to be home to the Allerborn/Ahlerborn family that settled in Hoelzel.

Launstroff, Lorraine, France: is 5 miles W of Merzig, Saarland, Germany.  It is Launsdorf in German. 

LaupFN: a misprint on KS:353 for Laux; see the GCRA book for detail.

LaurenbachGL, Laubach County: said by the Walter FSL to be homeUC to a Vajas/Foltz family.  The Walter Research Group identified this place as Lautenbach, but I suspect it was Lardenbach, Hessen.

LaurentFN: said by the Louis FSL to be fromUC Busendorf, Lothringen. In 1798 the family name was spelled Lorang (Mai1798:Ls5,13).

Lausi(?)GL, see Lauzes.

LausitzGL: said by the Boaro FSL to be homeUC to a Bilzack and possibly a Rettich family.  There is a Lausitz in Brandenburg some 13 miles NE of Laas, Saxony.

LautFN: according to a Luebeck ML a Laut woman married in 1766 an Otto man; the couple was in Bangert by 1767 (Mai&Marquardt#258).

Laut{M.Margaretha}: wife of Schwenck{J.Matthias}, their daughter, {A.Elisabeth}was baptised 24 June 1766 in Luebeck Luebeck (Mai&Marquardt#1305).  Her husband arrived in Russia on 12 Sept 1766 with no mention of a wife (Kulberg5394).  Not mentioned in KS.

Laut FN: mistakenly named Laux in the 1858 Kassel census (#222) with no origin given, and in KS:354 mistakenly identified as the Laux family from Markgroeningen. Using FHL#247,603 the GCRA proved their origin in Goecklingen, Landau [Amt], Rheinpfalz.

Laut{Elizabeth}FN:  she is listed in the 1798 Straub census as the wife of Dellos (hk74) and the widow of Zerr who “lived in Kukkus” (Mai1798:Sr34).  I cannot find her in any FSL.

Laut FN: also see Lauch.

LautahlFN: said by the Kraft FSL to be fromUC Berlin.  Also spelled Lautal.

LautalFN: see Lautahl.

LautenbachGL, Laubach County: I do not believe such a place existed in Laubach County; see Laurenbach.

LautenbachGS: an unidentified German state.

LautenschlaegerFN: said by the Belowescher Kolonien FSL to be fromUC Mainz (no locality mentioned).

LautenschlaegerFN: said by both Pleve and Stumpp versions of the Jagodnaja Poljana FSL to be fromUC Erbach (now in the state of Hessen);  according to a Luebeck ML, this man fromUC the County of Erbach (no locality given) married in 1766 a Daumer woman; later this couple went to Jagodnaja Polyana (Mai&Marquardt#325);  the Kromm version of the FSL says the man may have been from either Erbach or Offenbach.

Lautenschlaeger {Hans Nicolaus/Johannes/J.Georg}: son of {J.Juergen} fromUC Erbach married in Luebeck 22 July 1766 DaumerFN{Margaretha E.} (Mai&Marquardt#1325).  On 12 Sept 1766 this couple and newborn son arrived in Russia, he said to be fromUC Erbach (Kulberg#5699).  Not found in T.  By 16 Sept 1767 this couple, son, and two Goetz orphans {Katharina & Margaretha E.} had settled at Jagodnaja Poljana #63 & 63a, he said to be fromUC Erbach. The Kromm version of the FSL says he  may have been fromUC either Erbach or Offenbach.  For 1798 see Mai1798:Yp30.

LauterGL, is an unidentified locality which according to the Frank FSL was in the state of Hessen-Darmstadt and was homeUC to 2 Becher families..  There is a Lautern 11.5 miles SSE of Darmstadt.

LauterbachFN: said by the Boaro FSL to be fromUC Si[eg]burg(?), Kurpfalz.  Moved elsewhere in 1770 (Mai1798: Mv265).

LauterbachFN: said by the Kraft FSL to be fromUC Burgsinn.

LauterbachFN: said by the Norka FSL to be fromUC Isenburg (no locality mentioned).  Spelled booth Lauterbach (Nr210) and Lauderbach (Hk16) in 1798.

LauterbachGL: an unidentified place said by the Belowescher Kolonien FSL to be homeUC to a Rabbe/Raab/Raabe family.  Said by the Dobrinka FSL to be homeUC to a Kahl family.  Said by the Grimm FSL to be homeUC (no locality mentioned) to a Schwarz family.  Said by the Jagodnaja Poljana FSL to be homeUC to a Rausch family.  Said by the Buedingen ML to be homeUC to a Dietz woman who married in 1766 a Mack man; the couple later moved to Kraft (Mai&Marquardt#670).  Said by the Krasnoyar FSL to be homeUC to Schmidt and Weithardt families;  the Buedingen ML said this man was fromUC Obern-Ohm (Mai&Marquardt#597).  Said by the Pfeiffer FSL to be homeUC to a Suppes family. Said by the Paulskaya FSL to be homeUC to a Mueller family.  Said by the Reinwald FSL to be homeUC to the Ruppel{Valentin} family.  Said by the Schwed FSL to be homeUC to Eirich, Jaeger and Pfeifer families, as well as to Mueller{A.Margaretha}.  Said by the Shcherbakovka FSL to be homeUC to Aganberg?, and perhaps Frankfurt families.  Said by the Stahl-am-Karaman FSL to be homeUC to Gauzen{Konrad}26, Ripsa{Johannes}27 and Sheeberg/Schnegelberger{Johannes}25a).  Said by the Stephan FSL to be homeUC to Doering and Alt families.  Almost all of these families probably came from the Fulda/Riedesel Lauterbach (see 2nd next entry below), but could have come from one of any of the 39 other Lauterbachs in the German-speaking lands.

LauterbachGL, Austria[sic?]: said by the Schwed FSL to be homeUC to a Eurich family.  There are at least 4 Lauerbachs in Austria today.

LauterbachGL, [Riedesel Barony]:  This city, near Ulrichstein and 26.4 miles NE of Buedingen, Isenburg, occupied an anomalous position in that it was geographically and historically a part of the Fulda Abbey/later Bishopric, but by formal agreement in 1684 between the Fulda Abbott (Catholic) and and the then Riedesel Baron (Lutheran), it was from 1684-1806  actually controlled by the Riedesel (zu Eisenbach) Barons and served as their main home, even though the traditional seat of their Barony was just to the S in Eisenbach. 

LauterbachGL, Rietesel(?): said by a family chart to be homeUC to a  Pfeifer family.  Rietesel surely is Riedesel. Same place as the previous entry.

LauterbachFN: also see Louterbach.

Lauterbourg, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, FranceGL: see Lauterburg.

Lauterburg, Elsass: nka Lauterbourg is 9 miles WSW of Karlsruhe city, and was said by the Leitsinger FSL to be homeUC to a Schaber family.

LauterburgGL, France: nka Lauterbourg, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France, some 9 miles WSW of Karlsruhe, Baden-Wuerttemberg, and said by the Schuck FSL to be homeUC to a Berkenstock family.  This is the same place as the previous entry.

LautereckenGL: in the 1760s and until 1778 this was a Kreis i.e. district administrative center for the country of Kurpfalz.  After 1778 it was part of Bavarian-owned Rheinpfalz.  The town is some 16 miles NW of Kaiserslautern city.

Lauterecken, Kusel [Oberamt]GL, Rheinpfalz: is 11 miles NW of Kusel town and the GCRA believes this may have been home to the Steinhauer family that went to Kassel.  The GCRA also believes the Ficke/Fuecke family  that settled in Kassel likely came fromUC here.

Lauterecken-an-der-GlanGL: is some sixteen miles NW of Kaiserslautern, now in the Rhineland-Palatinate, and said by the Pfeiffer FSL to be homeUC to an Eckler family. Kuhlburg says the state is Pfalz.  The reference might be either to the town or the kreis.  This and the previous two entries are the same place, at different times.

Lautern, Erbach County: is 20 km NW of Erbach city and was said to be homeUC to Werner{Eleonora} who married  Grentz{J.Adam} 22 April 1766 in Friedberg (Mai&Marquardt#331).

Lautern Kreis (aka)GL: in the 1760s and until 1778 this was a Kreis i.e. administrative district for the country of Kurpfalz.  After 1778 it was part of Bavarian-owned Rheinpfalz.  It was seated in Kaiserlautern city.

LautertalGL, Schoenberg?: is 6.5 km NE of Bensheim town.

Lauterwasser{Franz+w}: Kulberg112 said they were Catholic fromUC Freiberg.  I did not find them in T, any published  FSL, or in Mai1798.

Lauth{M.Christina}: She married in Buedingen in April 1766 Haag{Johannes} (Mai&Marquardt #469). KS142 says she was fromUC Laubach near Giessen and married Haag{Joh.} fromUC Wuerttemberg.  They are in the Krasnoyar FSL #90 as Haar and he is said there to be fromUC Winden?, Wittenberg.

Lauth: see also Laut.

LauweFN: said by the Lauwe FSL to be fromUC Braunschweig (no locality mentioned).  In 1798 the family name was given as Laube (Mai1798:St18).

LauweVV: (aka Laube, Jablonovka, Jablonowka, and Yablonovka) is a Lutheran German village founded in 1767 on the eastern side of the Volga.  Its  FSL is now published in Pleve, Einwanderung …, vol.III, pp. 37-49.  According to this, the first settlers were from the following places {italics indicate information from the Kuhlberg list} with the family names shown here in parens.   Other spellings of family names, usually from later sources are in square brackets.  Verified origin information is in red.  The number with the family name is their household number in the FSL:

from Allerheiligen, Darmstadt: (Bitter46,47);

from Anahlt-Bernburg: (Drechsler[Drexler]4, Ude[Ute]12);

from Aungin?, Luxembourg: (Belz[Benz]20);

from Aurach: (Fischer14, and possibly Raschler14a);

from Bayreuth: (Meisner3);

from Beckenau?, Wittenberg: (Wild36);

from Braunschweig: (Lauwe[Laube]1);

from Breternitz, Sachsen: (Schitzel45);

from Bruck, Erlangen: (Lampel[Lambel]42);

from Burmintz?, Daenmark: (Weissberg30);

from Eberbach, Kurpfalz: (Martin28 and possibly Morasch28a);

from Ecklefstein: (Heyd[Heidt]39):

from Ehring, Ansbach: (Kek[Keck]57);

from Esch, Schoenborn: (Grefenstein[Greifenstein]41);

from Eschach?, Olenburg?: (Winter23);

from Forth, Nuernburg: (Prinz18);

from Freiberg, Sachsen: (Steinbarth7);

from Friedland, Sachsen: (Grasmueck5);

from Frommenhausen, Wuerttemberg: (Schuller34);

from Fuerstenwalde?, Sachsen: (Knoche2);

from Fuerth, Ansbach: (Blem22, Maerz43);

from Giessen, Darmstadt: (Magel49);

from Goburgon?, Nuernberg: (Schuster56);

from Goldberg, Preussen: (Schulz54);

from Gorgom?, Wittenberg: (Barthulyus50);

from Ilm, Schwarzburg: (Reinhardt6);

from Karich?, Berend?: (Forster[Foerster]19);

from Kemberg, Sachsen: (Richter44);

from Klemintz?, Sachsen: (Kraemer53);

from Klesinberg? Ansbach: (Timler[Dermer?]40;

from Laibstadt?, Nuernberg: (Heckel35);

from Langenstadt?, Nuernberg: (Weiss16);

from Leipzig, Sachsen: (Schindler24);

from Lueneburg, Hannover: (Schroeder13);

from Marbach, Wuerttemberg: (Jaeger29);

from Mekerkingen?, Wittenberg: (Mekler52);

from Moemlingen, Kurmainz: (Preuss8);

from Munningen, Enslingen: (Rothgang55);

from Oberaltertheim: (Schatz21 and possibly Kerner[Koerner/Geringer]21a);

from Ravensburg?, Schwaben: (Baude[Baute]9, Dipolt?10);

from Sangerhausen, Sachsen: (Stieglitz51 and possibly Mueller51a);

from Sasa?, Darmstadt: (Schmidt48 and possibly Bohlenger48a);

from Schkopau: (Kasner58);

from Sleigouim?, Fraenkischen Ritterkreis: (Schmidt25);

from Undenheim: (Rein37);

from Wiederau, Sachsen: (Andreas15);

from Wiesenthau, Ansbach: (Markus11);

from Wikansdol?, Sachsen: (Maiwald27);

from Wildbach, Wittenberg: (Ekspel?17);

from Willmandingen, Wuerttemberg: (Gaurer?32, Wagner33, Wechlein31);

from Winzenburg: (Mauch[Mauck]26);

from Wittenberg, Sachsen: (Goeringen38 and possibly Schmidt38a).

Laux FN{Georg F., father of Johanna Eberhardina}: Dorothy Brandner reports that  he was born 30 Oct 1745 in Markgroeningen, Ludwigsburg [Amt], Wuerttemberg (FHL 1056750), and died in 1814 in Odessa City, having previously married Schiedel{Johanna E.} (GCRA Newsletter, vol.17, #2, pp.52-53).  members of this family were some years in Glueckstal and were proven to originate in Markgroeningen, Ludwigsburg [Amt], Wuerttemberg by the GCRA using FHL 1,056,750-1; see their book for much more.

Laux FN: mistakenly named in the 1858 Kassel census (#222) and in KS:354.  This family actually was Laut.  See the GCRA book for more.

Lauzes/Lausi(?)GL, Frankreich: an unidentified locality

Lauzes, Frankreich: is 25 km SW of Gramat city, France, and said by the Kamenka FSL (#82) to be homeUC to Legrand/Le Grand {Jean Jacques/Jacob}.

Laval, Frankreich: an unidentified place said by the Franzosen FSL to be homeUC to a Rucois/Ruquier family.  There are at least 16 Lavals in France.

Lavan(?)GL, Frankreich: an unidentified place said by the Katharinenstadt FSL to be homeUC to a Grafar family.

Lawinoj(?)GL, Wuerttemberg: an unidentified place said by the Dobrinka FSL to be homeUC to a Strep? family.

Layenberger: see Haas{Elisabeth} of Kassel.

LayherFN: see Laier.

LaznoGL: probably was Laznow.

Laznow Amt, Posen Department, South Prussia: is 17 miles SE of Lodz, Poland, and may have been in Piotrdow Kreis.

 

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