Volmer (Pfeifer)*

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Volmer (Pfeifer)*
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Widow Anna Margaretha Volmer and her sons (Philipp Carl, age 12; Johann Wilhelm, age 5) arrived from L├╝beck at the port of Oranienbaum on 9 August 1766 aboard the pink Novaya Dvinka under the command of Lieutenant Perepechin.

Wilhelm Volmer and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Pfeifer in Household No. Pf20.

The death of Wilhelm Volmer in 1830 is recorded on the 1834 census of Pfeifer in Household No. 159.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Anna Margaretha Volmer came from the German village of Pfalz.

There are no known surviving male lines of this Volmer family among the Volga German colonies.


- 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): Pf20.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3858.

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Volga Colonies