Scherer (Warenburg)

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Scherer (Warenburg)
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Andreas Scherer, a farmer, his wife Maria, and children (Johann, age 17½; Sarah, age 13; Elisabeth, age 11; Maria, age 9; Julianna, age 7; Katharina, age 1) arrived from Rewal at the port of Oranienbaum aboard the pink Slon under the command of Lieutenant Sergey Panov.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Warenburg on 12 May 1767.

Andreas died and his widow remarried Jakob Roth. The combined Roth-Scherer family is recorded on the 1767 census of Warenburg in Household No. 3.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Andreas Scherer came from the German region of Zweibrücken.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 322.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #596.


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