Hermann (Schäfer-2)

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Hermann (Schäfer-2)
Германъ (Schäfer-2)
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Johannes Hermann, a craftsman (Handwerker), his wife, and 5 children immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) arriving in Flensburg on 26 June 1762. They are last recorded in the Danish colonies in June 1763.

They joined the migration to Russia and settled in the Volga German colony of Schäfer on 1 August 1766.

Johannes, his wife Anna Maria Rosina, and children (Johannes, age 19; Anna Rosina, age 17; Georg, age 13; Anna Christina, age 8) are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 19.

Son Johannes is recorded on the 1798 census of Schäfer in Household No. Sf21. Son Georg is recorded on the 1798 census of Schäfer in Household No. Sf26.

Grandson Johann Gottfried, son of Johannes, is recorded on the 1850 census of Reinhard in Household No. 75 with a note that he died there in 1846.

The Eichhorns record that Johannes Hermann came from the German region of Württemberg. The 1767 census records that Johannes Hermann came from the German village of Heilbronn.


- 1850 Census of Reinhard (No. 75).
- Eichhorn, Alexander, Jacob & Mary Eichhorn. The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766 (Deiningen, Germany: Drukerei und Verlag Steinmeier GmbH & Co. Kg, 2012): B-633.
- 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): Sf21, Sf26, Sf29.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 94.

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