Jäger (Kratzke)

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Jäger (Kratzke)
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Jaeger (Kratzke)
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Heinrich Jäger, a weaver, and his wife Maria arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Johann Gottfried Seelender.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Kratzke.

In 1792, widow Maria Gertrude Jäger and her son moved from Kratzke to Frank where she married Johann Georg Frank.

Johann Georg Frank, his wife [widow or Heinrich Jäger], and stepson Johann Jäger are recorded on the 1798 census of Frank in Household No. Fk121.

Johann Heinrich Jäger is recorded on the 1811 census of Frank in Household No. 121 along with his stepfather Johann Georg Frank.

The death of Johann Heinrich Jäger in 1829 is recorded on the 1834 census of Frank in Household No. 172.

The Johannes Jäger and his siblings, children of Heinrich Jäger, are recorded on the 1798 census of Kratzke in Household No. Kr02.

The four surviving sons of Heinrich Jäger and their families are recorded on the 1834 census of Kratzke in Households No. 13 & 52.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Heinrich Jäger came from the German region of Nassau.


- 1811 Frank Census (Household No. 121).
- 1834 Frank Census (Household No. 172).
- 1834 Kratzke Census (Households No. 13, 52).
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Fk121, Kr02, Mv1426.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3392.

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