Breier (Boisroux)

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Breier (Boisroux)
Breyer (Boisroux)
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Jakob Breier, a weaver (Weber), and his wife Anna Maria arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Boisroux on 7 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 16.

In 1788, August Breier moved from Boisroux to Meinhard.

The 1798 census of Boisroux records in Household No. Bx25 that Christian Breier is working in Bettinger.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Jakob Breier came from the German region of Zerbst.


- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Bx25, Mn22, Mv0319.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 143.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1430.


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