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Sophia (Unknown) Schultz is a Volga German.
Sophia (Unknown) Schultz has German Roots.
Family #26 in the 1767 Grimm census.
Family #110 in the 1775 Grimm census.
Family #27 in the 1798 Grimm census.
Sophia Annette, last name unknown for now, was born in what is now Germany around 1731. She married first husband, Mr. Vikther, a name that is certainly misspelled, about 1754. The couple had two children, Ludwig and Sophia. Since their daughter is named after her, their son may have been named after her husband. I checked all the Russian immigration sourced for people named Vikther, and there were none. I reviewed many different possible spellings of the name, without finding a match.
By the time of the 1767 census, she was married to Gottlieb Schultz and the couple had a two-week-old baby. This implies that her first husband didn't survive long after arriving in Saint Petersburg, and she remarried while the immigrants were still in temporary quarters during the fall and winter months. She gave birth to daughter Maria Katharina two weeks before the census was taken a few months later.
Head of the Household: Gottlieb Schultz, 27, Lutheran craftsman from Darmstadt
Wife: Sophia Annette, 37
Stepson: Ludwig, 12 [no surname given]
Daughter: Sophia, 7 [probably also a stepdaughter]
Daughter: Maria Katharina, 2 weeks old
The 1775 census confirms that daughter Sophia was not Gottlieb Schultz's biological child, as well as his stepchildren's surname: Vitkher, most likely a Russian interpretation of the name Victor, Whittaker, or something that sounds similar. (The letter W was pronounced like a V.)
She is not specifically named in the 1798 census, but her children with Gottlieb Schultz are.
She most likely died before 1777.
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↑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.
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↑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 #110.
↑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, Nebraska, USA; Published date: 1995; family #27 in the 1798 Grimm census.