Lieber (Zürich)

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Lieber (Zürich)
Виберъ (Zürich)
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Peter Lieber, a cobbler (Schuhmacher), his wife Katharina, and daughter Christina (age 1½) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Gabriel Wild.

Peter Lieber, a cobbler (Schuhmacher), his wife Katharina, and son Johann (age 9-months) are recorded on a list of Beauregard recruits (Household No. 32) appended to the 1767 census of the Volga German colonies.

In 1783, Peter Lieber and his family moved from Zürich to Katharinenstadt.

The 1767 census records that Peter Lieber came from the German village of Gerbach.


- 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): Mv3082.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 355.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6978.

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Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies