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There are two Schröpfer families that settled in the Volga German colony of Preuss on 15 July 1767. There relationship to each other is not recorded, but based upon age they are presumed to be father and son.

(1) Johannes Stepfer, a farmer, and his wife, Anna Dorothea, are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 98.

(2) Johannes Schröpfer, a farmer, his family, and his sister Susanna arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the ship Der Jager under the command of Skipper Gabriel Wild.

They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 80.

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

The 1767 census records that this Schröpfer family came from the village of Remich in Luxembourg.


- 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, 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.

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Pre-Volga Origin

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