Jäger (Stahl am Karaman)*

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Jäger (Stahl am Karaman)*
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Johann Melchior Jäger, a farmer, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard a packet-boat under the command of Midshipman Mankensey.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Stahl am Karaman on 15 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 8.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Melchior Jäger came from the German region of Hanau while the 1767 census records that he came from the area of Friedberg.

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 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 193.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1211.

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Brent Mai

Volga Colonies