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Anna Maria Meiser, widow of an unnamed farmer, and her children (Elisabeth, age 17; Johann [Jakob?], age 13) are recorded on the 1767 census of Brabander in Household No. 117. They had settled there on 11 August 1767. There is a note on the 1767 census recording that her unnamed husband died on 19 October 1767.

In 1790, widower Jakob Meiser and his family moved to Astrakhan.

The 1767 census records that Anna Maria Meiser came from the German village of Wintelz in the Nassau region.


- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Mv0354.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 239.


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