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

Georg Heinrich Schreiner, son of Johannes Schreiner and Anna Elisabeth Ruppel, was baptized on 20 April 1747 in Engelrod, southwest of Lauterbach. Engelrod was then part of the territory ruled by the Barons of Riedesel. 

In 1766, Georg Heinrich emigrated to Russia and arrived in Oranienbaum on 19 July 1766 aboard the ship "Kargopol" (Cargo) under the command of Moses Davydov. At the time, he was single and worked as a tailor.

Georg Heinrich married Anna Barbara Schmidt during transport to the Volga settlement area. They arrived in the colony of Kraft on 18 August 1767, and are recorded there on the 1767 Census in household 14. Living adjacent to Georg Heinrich Schreiner in 1767 is Johann Caspar Greb, who is also from Engelrod and traveled to Russia aboard the same ship.

Georg Heinrich Schreiner and his family were recorded in the 1798 census of Kraft as households 58 and 59.


Parish records of Engelrod on

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

Idt, Andreas and Rauschenbach, Georg. Auswanderung deutsche Kolonisten nach Russland im Jahre 1766 (Second edition). Moscow: 2019. Page 31, No. 37.

Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999). Volume 1, Page 621.

Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 397.

Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): Page 276.

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