Jäger (Hölzel)*

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Jäger (Hölzel)*
Егеръ (Hölzel)*
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Nikolaus Jäger, a farmer, his wife Barbara, and daughter [perhaps his sister] Anna Maria (age 12) are recorded on the 1767 census of Hölzel in Household No. 32. They had settled there on 11 September 1767.

The widow and daughter of Nikolaus Jäger are recorded on the 1798 census of Hölzel in Household No. Hz25.

The 1767 census records that Nikolaus Jäger came from the German village of Gerlinheim [?] in the Trier region.

There are no known surviving male lines of this Jäger 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): Hz25.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 116.

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Volga Colonies