Andreas Spahr, a miller (Müller), his wife Maria, and children (Maria, age 13; Johann, age 9; Elisabeth, age 7; Heinrich, age 6; Friedrich, age 6; Katharina, age 3) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.
They are recorded on a list of Beauregard recruits attached to the 1767 census in Household No. 134.
In 1774, Johann Adam Speier and his wife moved from Kind to Schaffhausen.
The 1767 census records that Andreas Spahr came from the German village of Zillbach in the Hessen region.
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