Törmer*

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Törmer*
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Johann Gottlieb Törmer & Marie Sophie Fuchs were married on 8 May 1766 in Roßlau.

Gottlieb Törmer, a miller (Müller), his wife Margaretha Barbara, and his father Christian arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard the Danish galliot Nord Stern under the command of Skipper Detlev Belling.

Gottlieb Türmer [sic], his wife Barbara, and his father Christian are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Jost on 19 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 56.

The 1767 census records that Johann Gottlieb Törmer came from the German village of Mönau in the region of Sachsen (Saxony).

There do not appear to be any surviving male descendants of this Törmer family among the Volga German colonies.

Sources: 

- 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): Jo05.
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt, German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #964.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 208.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5233, #5235.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #2058, 2062-2063.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies