Seiler

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Seiler
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Georg Jakob Seiler, a farmer and dyer (Färber), his wife Barbara, and children (Justina Barbara, age 7; Georg Peter, age 5; Johann Leonard, age 3½; Anna Maria, age 3-weeks) immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) arriving in Flensburg on 24 Juy 1762. They are last recorded among the Danish colonies in October 1766.

They joined the migration to Russia and settled in the Volga German colony of Laub on 5 September 1767.

Georg Jakob Seiler, his wife Barbara, and children (Justina Barbara, age 11; Georg Peter, age 7) are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 39.

The Eichhorns record that Georg Jakob Seiler came from the German region of Kurpfalz. The 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Serapen in the Kurpfalz region.

Sources: 

- Eichhorn, Alexander, Jacob & Mary Eichhorn. The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766 (Deiningen, Germany: Drukerei und Verlag Steinmeier GmbH & Co. Kg, 2012): B-1561.
- 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): Lb27.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 29.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Volga Colonies