Schneider (Messer-2)

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Schneider (Messer-2)
Шнейдеръ (Messer-2)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Casper Schneider married in Hüttengesäß on 3 March 1738 to Anna Dorothea Burbach, daughter of Conrad & Catharina Burbach [See Burbach Family]. Anna Dorothea Burbach had been baptized on 12 March 1719 in Hüttengesäß.

The baptisms of the following children born to Casper Schneider & Dorothea Burbach are recorded in the parish register of Hüttengesäß: (1) Elisabetha, baptized 29 November 1741; and (2) Anna Barbara, baptized 9 July 1744.

Widow Anna Schneider and her children (Elisabeth, age 23; Barbara, age 22; Konrad, age 19 [he is actually Konrad Burbach, Anna's brother]; Johann, age 19; Katharina, age 16) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 13 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Grapp.

Caspar Schneider's widow and her children (Elisabeth, age 23; Anna Barbara, age 22; Conrad, age 20 [he is actually Konrad Burbach, Anna's brother]; Johannes, age 19; Catharina, age 16) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Anna Dorothea Schneider, widow of an unnamed farmer, and her children (Elisabeth, age 23; Johannes, age 20; Katharina, age 16) are recorded on the 1767 census of Messer in Household No. 87 along with her brother Konrad Burbach (age 20).

Son Johannes Schneider is recorded on the 1798 census of Messer in Household No. Ms13.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Anna Dorothea Schneider came from the German region of Isenburg.


- 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): Ms13.
- Parish register of Hüttengesäß.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 152.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #5944.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #7907-7912.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Brent Mai

Wayne Bonner

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