Schäfer (Frank-3)*

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Schäfer (Frank-3)*
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Andreas Schäfer, son of Johannes Schäfer, and Anna Juliana Dietz, daughter of Conrad Dietz, were married in Queck on 18 November 1750.  The baptisms of three of their hildren are recorded in Queck: (1) Anna Catharina, baptized 28 August 1751; (2) Elisabeth, baptized 12 October 1753; and (3) Anna Elisabetha, born 22 December 1755, baptized 23 December 1755.

Andreas Schäfer, a farmer, his wife Anna Gertrude, and daughters (Anna Katharina, age 16; Elisabeth, age 13; Anna Elisabeth, age 11) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum aboard the pink Slon under the command of Lieutenant Sergey Panov.

During the transport from St. Petersburg to the Volga Region, Anna Juliana died. Two of the other daughters also evidently arrived after arrival in Russia.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Andreas Schäfer came from the German region of Schlitz. The 1767 census records that he came from the village of Queck near Schlitz.

There are no known surviving male lines of this Schäfer family among the Volga German colonies.


- Mai, Brent Alan, trans. & ed. Transport of the Volga Germans from Oranienbaum to the Colonies on the Volga: 1766-1767 (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1998): A-60.
- Parish register of Queck.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 427.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #7287.


Maggie Hein

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies