Beier (Dönhof)

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Beier (Dönhof)
Beyer (Dönhof)
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Hans Georg Beier immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) arriving in Flensburg on 1 May 1762 as the servant of Christoph Wanner.

He deserted the Danish colonies on 11 May 1765 and joined the migration to Russia.

He settled in the Volga German colony of Dönhof on 21 July 1766. Hans Georg Beier, a farmer, his wife Anna Margaretha, and daughter Anna Margaretha (age 1½) are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 46.

The 1767 census records that Hans Georg Beier came from the German region of Würzburg.


- Eichhorn, Alexander, Jacob & Mary Eichhorn. The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766 (Deiningen, Germany: Drukerei und Verlag Steinmeier GmbH & Co. Kg, 2012): B-121.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 353.


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Volga Colonies