Meier (Brabander)

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Meier (Brabander)
Мейеръ (Brabander)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Jakob Meier, 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.

Jacob Mäyer [sic] and his wife Anna Maria are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

He settled in the Volga German colony of Brabander on 5 September 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 74 along with his new wife Anna Maria.

There is a Jacob Meier & Anna Maria Müller who were married on 20 May 1766 in Roßlau. If this is the same family recorded above, it is not known why they were recorded separately arriving in Russia.

The 1767 census records that Jakob Meier came from the German village of Trochtelfingen near Fürstenberg in Schwaben (Swabia).


- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt, German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #977.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 230.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6040.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #7541-7542.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies