Häfner (Pfeifer)

Spelling Variations: 
Häfner (Pfeifer)
Гефнеръ (Pfeifer)
Hafner (Pfeifer)
Settled in the Following Colonies: 
Discussion & Documentation: 

Martin Häfner, his wife, and his brother arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 22 July 1766 aboard the pink Lev under the command of Lieutenant Fyodor Fyodorov.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Pfeifer on 20 August 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 17.

Martin Häfner and his family (son: Georg Leonhard, age 16) are recorded on the 1798 census of Pfeifer in Household No. Pf66.

Leonhard Häfner and his family are recorded on the 1834 census of Pfeifer in Household No. 67.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Martin Häfner was a miller from the German region of Mainz while the 1767 census records that he was a farmer from the village of Külz in the Mainz region.


- 1834 Pfeifer Census (Household No. 67).
- 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): Pf66.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 381.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2418.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Brent Mai

Immigrated to the following locations: 

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies

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