Pfeiff (Krasnoyar)

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Pfeiff (Krasnoyar)
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Heinrich Pfeiff, a farmer, his wife Anna, children (Anna [Margaretha], age 16; [Anna] Katharina, age 12; Johann [Ludwig], age 9; Anna, age 6; Maria, age 1), and brother Johann (age 50) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Johann Skott.

The three surviving children (Anna Margaretha, Anna Katharina, and [Johann] Ludwig) are recorded on the 1767 census of Krasnoyar in Household No. 6 along with the Johannes Uhrich family. The 1767 census does not record a relationshipbetween the Pfeiff and Uhrich families.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that this Pfeiff family came from the German region of Laubach.


- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Ks002.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 2 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis; 2001): 415.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3763.


Brent Mai

Volga Colonies