Associated Colonies
Place of origin
Eichelhain, Lautertal, Hessen, Germany

Andreas Roth was born about 1741 in the village of Eichelhain, southwest of Lauterbach. He was granted permission to leave for Russia in 1766, and arrived from Lübeck at the port in Oraninenbaum on 8 August 1766.

He and his wife Catharina arrived in the Volga German colony of Boisroux on 17 August 1767, but only intended to winter there before resettling to another colony the following spring. At that point, their whereabouts become unknown because they have not been located on the 1798 Census.


Hessische Staat Archiv Darmstadt, Signatur F27 A 23/46.

Mai, Brent Alan, trans. & ed.  Transport of the Volga Germans from Oranienbaum to the Colonies on the Volga: 1766-1767 (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1998): etries 5447 & 5448.

Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 169.

Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): 202.

Bill Pickelhaupt