Schipper (Stahl am Karaman)*

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Schipper (Stahl am Karaman)*
Шипперъ (Stahl am Karaman)*
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Johann Michael Schipper from Gochsheim & Margaretha Geiling from Rhein Münster were married on 7 April 1766 in the Lutheran Church of Büdingen.

Johann Schippert [sic], a farmer, and his wife Margaretha arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766.

Michael Schipper, a farmer, and his wife Elisabeth settled in the Volga German colony of Stahl am Karaman on 22 June 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 40 along with his stepdaughters [surname Kewel] (Christina, age 17; Christina [again], age 11; Margaretha, age 8; Dorothea, age 3).

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Schippert [sic] came from the German region of Würzburg. The 1767 census records that Michael Schipper came from the German region of Dienheim.

There are no known surviving male lines of this Schipper family among the Volga German colonies.


- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt, German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #485.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 201.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2992.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies