Seder / Söder

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Adam Söder, a farmer, and his wife Maria Barbara along with Adam's brother Jakob, also a farmer, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard the ship Apollo under the command of Skipper Detlov Merberg. Jakob and his wife died after arrival in Russia.

Adam Söder, his wife, and Jakob's surviving children settled in the Volga German colony of Norka on 15 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 105.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that the Söder brothers came from the German district 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): Nr121, Nr150, Nr154.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 257.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5117, 5118.


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