Jäger (Boisroux)

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Jäger (Boisroux)
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Heinrich Jäger, a single farmer, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 10 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of the Skipper Nikolaus Peter Pink.

Johann Heinrich Jäger, a ropemaker (Seiler), and his wife Christina settled in the Volga German colony of Boisroux on 3 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 29 along with orphan Andreas Wegener (age 10). The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Jäger and Wegener families.

In 1778, widow Christina Jäger née Grossmann moved from Boisroux to Moscow.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Heinrich Jäger came from the German region of Hannover. The 1767 census records that Johann Heinrich Jäger came from the German village of Brundorf.


- 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): Mv0294.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 146.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4388.


Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies