Jäger (Kukkus)

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Jäger (Kukkus)
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Jacob Jäger, a farmer, and his wife Maria Magdalena arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Wiebe Heinrichson.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Kukkus on 26 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 4.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Jacob Jäger came from the German district of the Pfalz while the 1767 census records that he came from the Kurpfalz. 

There do not appear to be any surviving male descendants of this family.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 464.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3539.


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