Bähr (Orlovskaya)

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Bähr (Orlovskaya)
Беръ (Orlovskaya)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Andreas Michael Bähr, a hosier (Strumpfwirker), and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.

Michael Bähr, his wife Martha, and children (Heinrich, age 20; Catharina, age 14; Maria, age 11; Friedrich, age 4) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Orlovskaya on 7 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 33.

In 1781, widower Andreas Bähr moved from Orlovskaya to Nieder-Monjou.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Andreas Michael Bähr came from the German region of Magdeburg.


- 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): Or23, Mv2146.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 319.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1271.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #4028-4033.

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