Bichner / Büchner (Bauer)

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Büchner (Bauer)
Bichner (Bauer)
Бигнеръ (Bauer)
Discussion & Documentation: 

Anton Büchner, a farmer, and his wife Anna Katharina settled in the Volga German colony of Bauer on 20 July 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 22.

Johann Philipp Bigner, son of Johann Peter Bigner, relocated from Bauer to Biberstein in 1833 [per the 1834-45 Bauer Communion Register] 1834 [per the 1834 census of Bauer].

Johann Peter Bigner from Bauer and his family are recorded in Neu-Bauer after 1858. Notes record that his family also lived in Wiesenmüller and Rosenfeld.

Johannes Bigner and his family relocated from Neu-Bauer to Stavropol in the North Caucasus.

Johann Jakob Bigner and his family relocated from Neu-Bauer to Krasny-Kut.

The 1767 census records that Anton Büchner came from the German village of Biebelsheim in the Kurpfalz.


- 1834 Bauer Census (Household No. 130).
- 1834 Biberstein Census (Household No. 32).
- 1834-1845 Bauer Communion Register (Household No. 132).
- Lauk, Emma & Mina Wiens. Familienchronik von Neu-Bauer, 1858-1941: Von Gründung bis Deportation (Schweinfurt / Bankenburg, 2023): 88-89.
- 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): Br42.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 121.

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Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

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