Meier (Susannental)

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

Anton Meier, his wife Elisabeth, and children (Anna, age 10; Anton, age 1) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.

Anthon Meyer [sic], his wife Elisabeth, and daughter Anna Maria (age 16¼) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that wife Elisabeth died en route.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Susannental on 3 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 3.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Anton Meier was a stonemason while the 1767 census records that he was a weaver (Weber).

The 1767 census records that Anton Meier came from the German village of Rodheim in Hessen.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 259.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4525.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #5732-5734.

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