Schneider (Brabander)

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Schneider (Brabander)
Шнейдеръ (Brabander)
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Anton Schneider and Catharina Hartmann were married 26 May 1757 in Hainzell.

The births of their children are also recorded in Hainzell: (1) Andreas, born 30 May 1758; (2) Anna Catharina, born 28 January 1760; and (3) Gertrud, born 16 April 1762.

A fourth child, Anna Barbara Schneider, daughter of Anton Schneider & Anna Katharina, was born 22 April 1766 and baptized 23 April 1766 in Büdingen as they prepared for departure to Russia.

Anton Schneider, a farmer, his wife Katharina, and children (Andreas, age 8; Katharina, age 6; Barbara, age ¼) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard the ship Apollo under the command of Skipper Detlov Merberg.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Brabander on 13 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 4.

In 1788, Andreas Schneider moved from Brabander to Dehler.

The 1767 census records that Anton Schneider is from the German village of Hainzell near Fulda.


- 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): Bn38, Dl06, Mv0350.
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt. German Migration to the Russian Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #1206.
- Parish register of Büdingen.
- Parish register of Hainzell.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 216.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5104.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Max Weinbinder

Brent Mai

Entry from the parish register of Hainzell recording the marriage of Antonius Schneider & Catharina Hartmann on 26 May 1757.
Source: Max Weinbinder.

Entry from the parish register of Büdingen recording the birth of Anna Barbara, daughter of colonist Anton Schneider and his wife Anna Catharina, on 22 April 1766 and subsequent baptism the following day.
Source: Max Weinbinder.

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies