Wolf[gang] Jäger, a hosier (Strumpfwirker), his wife Eva, and children (Friedrich, age 20; Barbara, age 13) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Martin Friedrich Morkau.
Wolfgang Jeeger [sic], his wife Eva Rosina, and daughter Maria Barbara (age 14) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Lauwe on 5 September 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 29.
The 1767 census records that Wolfgang Jäger came from the German village of Marbach in the Württemberg region.
There are no known surviving male lines of this Jäger family among the Volga German colonies.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 43.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2970.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #7278-7280.