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Joseph Heiligmar, a farmer, his wife Barbara, and children (Eva, age 18; Stephan, age 13; Johann, age 8) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.

Joh. Heiligmar, his wife Barbara, and sons (Stephan, age 13; Georg, age 8) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with Maria Eva Heiligmar who is recorded separately.

Joseph Heiligmeier, a soldier (Soldat), his wife Barbara, and sons (Stephan, age 14; Georg, age 8) are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Paulskaya in Household No. 81 along with a note that they settled in the colony of Zug in 1768.

The 1767 census records that Joseph Heiligmeier came from the German village of Hof.


- 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): Zg25, Zg40.
- Oranienbaum passenger list #4721 [not included in the Kuhlberg List published by Igor Plehve].
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 367.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #5660-5663, 5665.

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