Mager

Spelling Variations: 
Mager
Магеръ
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Christoph Mager, a single farmer, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 10 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Nikolaus Peter Pink.

Christoph Mager and his new wife Magdalena are recorded on a list of Beauregard recruits appended to the 1767 census in Household No. 63 along with a note that they settled in the Volga German colony of Luzern in 1768.

Christoph Mager and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Luzern in Household No. Lz19.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Christoph Mager came from the German region of Isenburg. The 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Neustadt in the Isenburg region.

Sources: 

- 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): Lz19.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 361.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4279.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies