Meier (Shcherbakovka-3)

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Meier (Shcherbakovka-3)
Maier (Shcherbakovka-3)
Mayer (Shcherbakovka-3)
Meyer (Shcherbakovka-3)
Мейер (Shcherbakovka-3)
Settled in the Following Colonies: 
Discussion & Documentation: 

Georg Adam Meier and his family immigrated first to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) in 1761. They left there in 1763 and joined the migration to Russia.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Shcherbakovka on 15 June 1765 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 19.

In 1790, widow Christina Meier and her children moved from Shcherbakovka to Holstein.

The widow and children of Johannes Meier from Shcherbakovka are recorded on the 1798 census of Holstein in Household No. Ho03.

Georg Peter Meier and his brother Johann Bernhardt, sons of Johannes Meier, and their families are recorded on the 1834 census of Holstein in Household No. 24.

Karl Friedrich Meier, son of Georg Peter Meier, and his famiy are recorded on the 1857 census of Oberdorf in Households No. 30.

Friedrich Meier, son of Johann Bernhardt Meier, and his family are recorded on the 1857 census of Oberdorf in Households No. 33.

Georg Friedrich Meier, son of Johann Bernhardt Meier, and his family are recorded on the 1857 census of Oberdorf in Households No. 39.

Peter Meier & Johann Georg Meier, sons of Johann Bernhardt Meier, are recorded on the 1857 census of Holstein in Household No. 39 as relocating to the colony of Erlenbach in 1852. However only Johannes Peter Meier and his family are recorded on the 1857 census of Erlenbach in Household No. 15. Brother Johann Georg Meier is recorded on the 1857 census of Oberdorf in Household No. 39.

The 1767 census of Shcherbakovka records that this Meier family is from the German village of Weissach.

Sources: 

- 1834 Holstein Census (Household No. 24).
- 1850 Holstein Census (Household No. 37).
- 1857 Erlenbach Census (Household No. 15).
- 1857 Holstein Census (Household No. 39).
- 1857 Oberdorf Census (Households No. 30, 33, 39).
- Eichhorn, Alexander, Jacob & Mary Eichhorn. The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766 (Deiningen, Germany: Drukerei und Verlag Steinmeier GmbH & Co. Kg, 2012): 521.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Ho03, Sv05, Mv2778.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 1 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis; 1999): 250

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies