Herbststommer

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Herbststommer
Гербстсоммеръ
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Thomas Herbstsommer, a tailor, his family, and his brother Jakob arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Heinrich Sager.

Georg Thomas Herbstsommer, his wife Ursula, son Jacob (age ½), and brother Jacob (age 18) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Thomas died after arriving in Russia and his widow Ursula remarried to Andreas Niesslein. The combined Niesslein/Herbstsommer families settled in the Volga German colony of Hölzel on 11 September 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 10.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Thomas Herbstsommer came from the German region of Bamberg.

Sources: 

- 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): Hz18.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 111.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6168.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #7686-7689.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Brent Mai

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