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Anton Bärer, a maker of gloves, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 14 September 1766 aboard the galliot Der Jan under the command of Skipper Markus Dragun.

Anton died and his widow Anna Margaretha remarried to Joseph Ott. The combined Ott/Bärer family settled in the Volga German colony of Brabander on 19 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 92.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Anton Bärer came from Hungary.

There to not appear to be any surviving male members of this Bärer family among the Volga German colonies.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 234.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5670.


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