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The confirmation of Andreas Sabelfeld on 28 March 1728 is recorded in the parish register of Werheim.

Andreas Sabelfeld & Anna Elisabeth von Hess were married on 17 July 1766 in the Lutheran Cathedral (Evangelische Kirche Dom) in Lübeck.

Andreas Sabelfeld, his wife Anna, and children (Johann, age 14; Philipp, age 10; Anna, age 4) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Katharinenstadt on 17 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 161.

In 1794, Johann Friedrich Sabelfeld moved from Katharinenstadt to Beauregard.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Andreas Sabelfeld was a farmer while the 1767 census records that he was a dyer (Färber).

The 1767 census records that Andreas Sabelfeld came from the German region of Nassau-Usingen.


- 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): Bo17, Ka003, Ka067, Ka106, Mv1223.
- Mai, Brent Alan & Dona Reeves-Marquardt. German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767): Origins and Destinations (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #190.
- Parish register of the Cathedral in Lübeck.
- Parish register of Werheim.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 310.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4512.

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Irma Sabelfeld

Entry from the parish register of Werheim recording the confirmation of Andreas Sabelfeld on 28 March 1728.
Source: Irma Sabelfeld.

Entry from the parish register of the Cathedral Church in Lübeck recording the marriage on 17 July 1766 of Andreas Sabelfeld & Anna Elisabeth von Hess. It reads: " Sind nach erhaltener Erlaubnis von Ihro Magnif[icenz] dem H. Bürgermeister Dettharding in des H. Pastors Penningbüttel Behausung oben in der Harten Grube von Ihm copulieret. Andreas Sabelfeld und Anna Elisabetha von Hess. Beide russische kayserliche Kolonisten."
Source: Irma Sabelfeld.

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies