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Andreas Sabelfeld & Anna Elisabeth von Hess were married on 17 July 1766 in the Cathedral in Lübeck.

Andreas Sabelfeld, his wife Anna [Elisabeth Geiss], 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.
- Parish register of the Cathedral in Lübeck.
- 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.


Brent Mai

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.

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