Reimer (Kaneau)

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Reimer (Kaneau)
Riemer (Kaneau)
Рёмеръ (Kaneau)
Реймеръ (Kaneau)
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Konrad Christoph Reimer, a carpenter (Zimmermann), and his wife Charlotta arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Kaneau on 7 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 63.

The 1798 census records that Peter Reimer from Kaneau was living in Katharinenstadt and is recorded there on the 1798 census in Household No. Ka078. The 1798 census also records that Christian Reimer from Kaneau was living in Schwed and is recorded there on the 1798 census in Household No. Sw09.

The Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Konrad Christoph Reimer came from the German region of Braunschweig.

Some descendants in North America spell this surname as Riemer.


- 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): Kn34, Ka078, Sw09.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 257.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1250.


Brent Mai

Volga Colonies