Beier / Beyer (Philippsfeld)

Spelling Variations: 
Beyer (Philippsfeld)
Beier (Philippsfeld)
Settled in the Following Colonies: 
Discussion & Documentation: 

Widow Anna Maria Beier and her children arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Philippsfeld on 3 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Households No. 19 & 20.

The 1767 census records that Maria Beier and her son Johann Heinrich Beier came from the German village of Friedewald.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 407.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5290.


Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies