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Ludwig Vitkher (abt. 1757)

Ludwig Vitkher
Born about in Germanymap
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died [date unknown] in Grimm, Saratov, Russiamap
Profile last modified | Created 11 Jul 2016
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Volga German
Ludwig Vitkher is a Volga German.
Ludwig Vitkher has German Roots .

Family #26 in the 1767 Grimm census.

Family #110 in the 1775 Grimm census.

1767 Grimm Census [1]

Family #: 26
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 his surname : Vitkher, most likely a Russian interpretation of the name Victor, Whittaker, or something that sounds similar. (In German, the letter W was pronounced like a V.)

1775 Grimm Census [2]

Family #: 110
Head of the Household: Gottlieb Schultz, age 33
Wife: Sophia, age 44
Child #1: Maria Carolina [sic], age 7 years 6 months
Child #2: Katharina, age 2
Stepson: Ludwig Vitkher, [ ? ] age 18
Stepdaughter: Sophia Vitkher, [ ? ] age 14


  1. 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 76, family #26, Gottlieb Schultz family.
  2. 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, Gottlieb Schultz family.

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