Jacobi / Jacoby (Dönhof)

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Jacobi (Dönhof)
Jacoby (Dönhof)
Jakobi (Dönhof)
Jakoby (Dönhof)
Јакоби (Dönhof)
Jakobÿ (Dönhof)
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Johann Jacob Jacobi married Anna Maria Stauch, and they had six known children, each baptized in the Evangelical Church of Neunstetten, 30 kilometers east of Heilbronn: (1) Hans Michael, on 17 October 1748; (2) Hans (Johann) Wilhelm, on 17 February 1751; (3) Johann Jacob, on 3 February 1755; (4) Johann Valentin, on 28 January 1757; (5) Georg Philipp, on 26 October 1759; and (6) Friedrich Eberhard, on 15 May 1763.

Johann Jacob Jacobi, a cobbler, his wife Anna, and children (Johann, age 18; Wilhelm, age 16; Johann Jakob, age 10½; Valening, age 9; Georg Philipp, age 7) arrived from Lübeck at the port in Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the ship Der Junge Mathias under the command of Skipper David Wollert.

Johann Jacob Jacobi, a farmer, his wife Anna Maria, and children (Johann Michael, age 19; Johann Wilhelm, age 17; Jakob, age 13; Johann Valentin, age 10; Johann Georg Philipp, age 8) are recorded on the 1767 census of Dönhof in Household No. 75. They had arrived in Dönhof on 18 June 1767.

On the 1798 Census of Dönhof sons Johann Wilhelm, Johann Jakob & Johann Valentin are recorded there in Households No. Dh063, Dh074 & Dh079, respectively.

The widow Philipp Jacobi and his children are recorded on the 1798 Census in Frank in Household No. Fk064.

This surname has been spelled at various times as Jacobi, Jacoby, Jacobÿ, Jakobi, Jakoby, and Jakobÿ.


- 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): Dh063, Dh074, Dh079, Fk064.
- Parish register of Neustetten (LDS Film No. 1272771).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 361.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1924.

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Corina Hirt

Brent Mai

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