Meier (Nieder-Monjou-2)*

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Meier (Nieder-Monjou-2)*
Мейеръ (Nieder-Monjou-2)*
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Christoph Meier, his wife Elisabeth, and daughters (Magdalena, age 10¼; Eva, age 7) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 21 September 1766.

Gottfried Chr. Meyer, his wife Elisabeth, and daughters (Magdalena, age 10¼; Eva, age 7) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Gottfried Meier, a widowed fabric printer (Stoffdrucker), and his daughters (Maria, age 11; Eva, age 9) are recorded on the 1767 census of Nieder-Monjou in Household No. 21. They had settled there on 3 August 1767.

The 1767 census records that Gottfried Meier came from the German region of Sachsen (Saxony).

There are no known surviving male lines of this Meier family among the Volga German colonies.

Sources: 

- Oranienbaum passenger list #6759 [not included on the Kuhlberg List published by Igor Plehve].
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 190.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #4155-4158.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Brent Mai

Volga Colonies