Schäfer (Wittmann)

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Schäfer (Wittmann)
Шеферъ (Wittmann)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Joachim Schäfer, a farmer, and his wife Katharina are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Boisroux in Household No. 10.

Joachim Schäfer, his wife Katharina Losarin [?], and their family are recorded on the 1798 census of Wittmann in Household No. Wm08.

[This Katharina Losarin may be recorded in a marriage in Lübeck before leaving for Russia. Johann Friederich Küschauer & Margaretha Catharina Lesso were married on 9 May 1766 in the Lutheran Cathedral (Evangelische Kirche Dom) in Lübeck.

The 1767 census records that Joachim Schäfer came from the German village of Schönfeld.

Sources: 

- 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): Wm08.
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt, German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #149.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 164.

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Volga Colonies