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The baptism of Johann Jacob Basser, son of Johannes Adam & Margaretha Basser, is recorded on the parish register of Orb on 29 April 1764 with Johannes Jacob Weisbecker as his godfather.

Adam Basser, a farmer, his wife Margaretha, and son Jakob (age 4-weeks) are recorded on a list of Beauregard recruits appended to the 1767 census in Household No. 118 along with a note that they settled in the Volga German colony of Luzern in 1768.

The 1767 census records that Adam Basser came from the German village of Orb.


- Ortsfamilienbuch Bad Orb (
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 373.


Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies