Schröpfer

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Schröpfer
Шреферъ
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Discussion & Documentation: 

There are two Schröpfer families that arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the ship Der Jager under the command of Skipper Gabriel Wild. Both settled in the Volga German colony of Preuss on 15 July 1767. There relationship to each other, if any, needs further research.

(1) Johannes Schröpfer, a farmer, his wife Dorothea, son Johann (age 13), and sister Susanna (age 25) arrived in Oranienbaum.

Johannes Schröpfer (age 40), a farmer, and his wife, Anna Dorothea, are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 98. [Son Johann (who was 13 when they arrived in Oranienbaum) is not recorded there with them, but appears on a later census.]

Susanna Schröpfer may be recorded as the [new] wife of Franz Dulson [see Dulson family] on the 1767 census of Preuss in Household No. 8. [Franz Dulson later married Elisabeth, widow of Johannes Schröpfer (below).]

Johannes Schröpfer, son of Johannes Schröpfer, and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Preuss in Household No. Ps43.

(2) Johannes Schröpfer, a farmer, and his wife Elisabeth arrived in Oranienbaum.

Johannes Schröpfer (age 20) and his wife Elisabeth are recorded on the 1767 census of Preuss in Household No. 80.

Gottfried Schröpfer, presumed to be the son of Johannes Schröpfer, is recorded on the 1798 census of Preuss in Household No. Ps15.

Gottfried Schröpfer is recorded on the 1811 census of Preuss in household No. 14 along with a note that he relocated to the colony of Neu-Kolonie [year not recorded].

Gottfried Schröpfer from Preuss is recorded on the 1811 census of Neu-Kolonie in Household No. 29 along with a note that he had arrived in Neu-Kolonie from Preuss in 1804.

Gottfried Schröpfer and his family are recorded on the 1834 census of Neu-Kolonie in Household No. 18.

Anna Maria Schröpfer also arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the ship Der Jager under the command of Skipper Gabriel Wild along with her husband Franz Hess [see Hess family].

There is another Johannes Schröpfer and his family recorded on the 1798 census of Preuss in Household No. Ps64. He is too young to be the first Johannes above and too old to be the second Johannes above.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that both of these Schröpfer families came from Luxembourg. The 1767 census records that they both came from the village of Remich in Luxembourg.

Sources: 

- 1811 Neu-Kolonie Census (Household No. 29).
- 1811 Preuss Census (Household No. 14).
- 1834 Neu-Kolonie Census (Household No. 18).
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Ps15, Ps43, Ps45, Ps64.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 3 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis; 2005): 426, 430.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2167, #2174.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies