Johann[es] Bieber, a farmer, his wife Elisabeth, and sons (Heinrich, age 7; Kaspar, age 4) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 13 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Johann Grapp.
Johann Biber [sic], his wife Elisabeth, and sons (Heinrich,a ge 7; Kaspar, age 5) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that son Kaspar died en route.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Rothammel on 21 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 20.
In 1793, Johannes Bieber moved from Rothammel to Brabander.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johannes Bieber came from the German region of Trier.
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