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From: Dion Detterer <>
Subject: [GV] Detterer in Saratov
Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2008 09:48:25 +1100
Only a few days ago, I decided to do a Google search on my surname using
the Cyrillic alphabet (i.e. Деттерер). I was amazed by what I found:
1. arrest records for my grandfather, Sergej Konstantinovich Detterer (a
ballet dancer in the theatre, born Сергей Константинович Деттерер in
1912, Saratov) from 1932, before he fled Russia for Australia;
2. biographical information on my great grandfather, Konstantin
Kasparovich Detterer (born Константин Каспарович Деттерер in 1887,
Saratov), who was a famous poet and tavern owner in the region
3. point #2 confirms my great great grandfather's name, Kaspar Detterer,
There is, however, a sticking point: Konstantin was (according to my
family) "disappeared" by the communists after the revolution when my
grandfather was young. How this might affect records and archives on
him is something I'm not sure about.
Given the surname and region, presumably my ancestors were part of the
Volga Germans. However, my grandfather was culturally Russian--he spoke
Russian and was a member of the Russian Orthodox Church. My guess is
that the same was true of Konstantin, though the name "Kaspar" itself
suggests a culturally German background.
What should be my next move in researching this line?
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