Fei (Kaneau)*

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Fei (Kaneau)*
Фей (Kaneau)*
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Jakob Fei, a farmer, his wife Anna, and sons (Anton, age 4; Karl, age 2) 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.

Jacob Fei and his wife Anna are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Jakob Fei, a farmer, his wife Anna, and daughter Maria Dorothea (age 2-months) are recorded on the 1767 census of Kaneau in Household No. 39. They had settled there on 3 August 1767.

In 1785, Jakob Fei and his family moved from Kaneau to Graf.

The 1767 census records that Jakob Fei came from the German region of Fulda.

There are no known surviving male lines of this family among the Volga German colonies.


- 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): Gf32, Mv1135.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 252.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #1274.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #4609-4610.

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Volga Colonies