Schäfer (Yagodnaya Polyana-2)

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Schäfer (Yagodnaya Polyana-2)
Шеферъ (Yagodnaya Polyana-2)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Elisabeth Schäfer, widow of an unnamed farmer, and her children (Johann Nikolaus, age 7; Elisabeth, age 1½) are recorded on the 1767 census of Yagodnaya Polyana in Household No. 64. They had settled there on 16 September 1767.

The 1767 census records that Elisabeth Schäfer came from the German village of Krumbach [perhaps Fränkisch-Crumbach].

Sources: 

- 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): Yp17.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 190.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies