Meier (Jost-1)

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Meier (Jost-1)
Мейеръ (Jost-1)
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Johann Christoph Meyer [sic] & Marie Elisabeth Goldhorn were married on 9 May 1766 in Roßlau.

Johann Christoph Meier, a farmer, his wife Maria Elisabeth, and son Johann Heinrich (age ½) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard the Danish galliot Nord Stern under the command of Skipper Detlev Belling.

Johann Christoph Meyer [sic], his wife Maria Elisabeth, and son Johan Heinrich (age ½) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Jost on 19 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 57.

The 1767 census records that Johann Christoph Meier came from the German village of Lindenau in the region of Sachsen (Saxony).


- 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): #968.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 208.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5245.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #2072-2074.

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