Meier (Schäfer)*

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Meier (Schäfer)*
Мейеръ (Schäfer)*
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Christoph Meier, a farmer, and his wife Magdalena arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard the galliot Adler under the command of Skipper Paul Adam Drath.

Christoph Meyer [sic] and his wife Magdalena are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Schäfer on 30 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 52.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Christoph Meier came from the German region of Weimar while the 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Oppeln in the region of Sachsen (Saxony).

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


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 103.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6001.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #7491-7492.

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Volga Colonies