Beier / Beyer (Semenovka)

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Beier (Semenovka)
Beyer (Semenovka)
Baier (Semenovka)
Бейеръ (Semenovka)
Bayer (Semenovka)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Philipp Bauer [sic], a farmer, his wife Maria Anna, and children (Maria, age 16; Johann, age 13; Marianna, age 7; Paul, age 4) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 19 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Johann Hermann Anderson.

Philipp Ayer [sic], his wife Maria, and children (Mar. Elisab., age 16; Joh. George, age 14; Mariana, age 8; Paul, age 4) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that the mother Maria died in route.

Widower Philipp Beier, a farmer, and his children (Elisabeth, age 17; Hans Georg, age 15; Maria, age 9; Paul, age 5½) are recorded on the 1767 census of Semenovka in Household No. 35. They had arrived in Semenovka on 24 July 1767.

Son Georg Beier and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Kamenka in Household No. Km007.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Philipp Bauer [sic] came from the German region of Mainz. The 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Froschhausen in the Kurmainz region.


- 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): Km007, Se31.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 186.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #6606.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #7459-7464.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Brent Mai

Corina García Goette

Entry from the Oranienbaum passenger list recording the arrival in Russia of Philipp Bauer [sic] and his family.
Source: Brent Mai.

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