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Bartholomaeus Geibler, a mechanic, his wife Maria Magdalena, and daughter Katharina (age 23) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 13 September 1766 aboard the hooker Die Jungfer Dietrika under the command of Skipper Christian Korsholm.

Bartholomaeus Heibler [sic], his wife Anna Magdalena, and daughter Catharina (age 23) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Bartholomäus Hepler [sic], a locksmith (Schlosser), and his wife Magdalena settled in the Volga German colony of Stephan on 24 Augsut 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 19.

The 1767 census records that Bartholomäus Hepler came from the German region of Hanau.

There are no known surviving male lines of this family among the Volga German colonies.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 225.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5729.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #2000-2002.

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