Fischer (Brabander)*

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Fischer (Brabander)*
Фишеръ (Brabander)*
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Sebastian Fischer & Ursula Wagner were married on 22 June 1766 in Roßlau.

Sebastian Fischer, a single man, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 14 September 1766 aboard the galliot Der Jan under the command of Skipper Markus Dragun.

Sebastian Fischer is recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

He settled in the Volga German colony of Brabander on 19 August 1767. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 125.

Sebastian Fischer, his wife, and stepchildren are recorded on the 1798 census of Brabander in Household No. Bn45.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Sebastian Fischer was a farmer while the 1767 census records that he was a stocking maker (Strumpfwirker).

The 1767 census records that Sebastian Fischer came from the German village of Aulendorf in Bayern (Bavaria).

There are no known surviving male lines of this Fischer 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): Bn45.
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt, German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #1026.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 241.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5622.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #2752.

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Pre-Volga Origin

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