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Anna Margaretha (Rau) Lutz (abt. 1757 - bef. 1793)

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Anna Margaretha (Anna Margaretha) Lutz formerly Rau
Born about in Darmstadt, Hessen, Germanymap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 1774 in Grimm, Saratov, Russiamap
Descendants descendants
Died before in Grimm, Saratov, Russiamap [uncertain]
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Volga German
Anna Margaretha (Rau) Lutz is a Volga German.
Anna Margaretha (Rau) Lutz has German Roots.

Family #12 in the 1767 Grimm census.
Family #94 in the 1775 Grimm census.
Family #4 in the first Appendix of the 1798 Grimm census.

Anna Margaretha Rau was the daughter of Balthasar Rau of Darmstadt, Germany. Her parents immigrated to Russia when she was nine years old. There is a Balzer Rau listed in the Kulberg Reports, and it appears to be a match with her father's name.

"Rau Balzer, Luth., farmer from Darmstadt, doc. No. 2411, wife: Maria, children: Heinrich, 4, Anna, 9, Julianna, 6, Susanna, 1/6." [emphasis added] [1]

The family arrived in Russia on 22 July 1766 via the pink Lev. [1] No ages are listed for Balzer and his wife Maria. There is no mention of the family in the Volga German Transportation List. [2] The one misspelling of the name as Rausch is not a match.

1767 Grimm Census [3]

Family # 12
Head of the Household Balthasar Rau, age 35, Lutheran farmer from Darstadt
Wife Maria Rau, age 37
Child #1 Johann Heinrich Rau, age 5
Child #2 Johann Georg Philipp Rau, age 1 week
Child #3 Anna Margaretha Rau, age 12
Child #4 Julianna Rau, age 7

In the 1775 census, she is listed with her husband, David Lutz, as living in her father's household. The census incorrectly labels her husband as Balthasar Rau's brother-in-law, but he is actually his son-in-law. See Balthasar Rau for more details regarding this error.

1775 Grimm Census [4]

Family # 94
Head of the Household Balthasar Rau
Wife Elizabeta [Lutz] Rau
Child #1 Johann Philipp Rau, age 8
Child #2 Juliana Rau, age 16
Brother-in-law David Lutz, age 23
Wife of Brother-in-Law Anna Margaretha Lutz, age 18

She is not specifically listed in the 1798 census, but her children are. Her youngest child was born in 1786, so she most likely died between 1786-1792. Her husband's eldest child with his second wife was born in 1793.

1798 Grimm Census [5]

Family # 5 in the Appendix
Head of the Household David Mutz [sic], age 47
Wife Katharina Elisabeth Aab Lutz, age 29
Child #1 Johann Heinrich Philipp Lutz, age 20, from 1st wife
Child #2 Johann Georg Lutz, age 18, from 1st wife
Child #3 Anna Margaretha Lutz, age 12, from 1st wife
Child #4 Johann Christian Lutz, age 3 months, from 2nd wife
Child #5 Elisabeth Sabina Lutz, age 5, from 2nd wife


  1. 1.0 1.1 Pleve, Igor, Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766, "Reports by Ivan Kulberg," Ministry of Education and Science of Russian Federation, Saratov State Technical University; Published in Saratov, Russia, 2010; page 168, Balzer Rau.
  2. Transport of the Volga Germans from Oranienbaum to the Colonies on the Volga 1766-1767. Translated and edited by Brent Alan Mai; Published by the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1998.
  3. Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767, Band 2, Herausgegeben von Alfred Eisfeld under Mitarbeit von Sabine Eichwald, Published by the Nordost-Instsitut - 38085 Göttingen, 2005; page 75, family #12, Balthasar Rau, 35, Lutheran farmer from Darmstadt. Wife: Maria, 37; son: Johann Heinrich, age 5; son Johann Georg Philipp, 1 week old; daughter Anna Margaretha, age 12, and daughter Julianna, age 7.
  4. The 1775 and 1798 Census of the German Colony on the Volga, Lesnoy Karamysh, also known as Grimm; Published by the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, Lincoln, NE, USA; Published 1995; family #94 in the 1775 census, Balthasar Rau family.
  5. The 1775 and 1798 Census of the German Colony on the Volga, Lesnoy Karamysh, also known as Grimm; Published by the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, Lincoln, NE, USA; Published 1995; family 5 in the Appendix of the 1798 census.

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