Kiefer (Dehler)*

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Kiefer (Dehler)*
Киферъ (Dehler)*
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Peter Kiefer, a single farmer, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard the galliot Adler under the Skipper Paul Adam Drath.

Peter Kieffer is recorded on the list of colonists being transfered from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Peter Kieffer, a single farmer, is recorded on the 1767 census of Brabander in Household No. 129 along with a note that he relocated to the colony of Dehler in 1768. He had settled in Brabander on 19 August 1767.

The 1798 Census of Dehler records Peter Kiefer in Household No. Dl37.

Peter Kiefer is recorded on the 1811 census of Dehler in Household No. 35.

The death of Peter Kiefer in 1817 is recorded on the 1834 census of Dehler in Household No. 101.

The 1767 census records that Peter Kiefer came from the village of Neukirchen in Luxembourg.


- 1811 Dehler Census (Household No. 35).
- 1834 Dehler Census (Household No. 101).
- 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): Dl37.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 241.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5978.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #6694.

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