Schneider (Hockerberg)

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Schneider (Hockerberg)
Шнейдеръ (Hockerberg)
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Johann Henrich Schneider and his wife Maria Magdalena née Jung arrived from Lübeck at the port in Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard the galliott Anna Catharina with Johann Joachim Janson as skipper.

They were travelling with their nieces Anna Elisabetha Haas and her sister Anna Maria, daughters of Johann Peter Haas & Anna Margaretha Schneider (both of whom had died in 1760). Anna Margaretha Schneider is the sister of Johann Heinrich Schneider.

J. Heinr. Schneider, his wife Anna Maria, and daughters (Anna Elisabeth, age 15; Anna Maria, age 10½) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

They are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Paulskaya in Household No. 47. They settled in Hockerberg.

In 1770, Johann Heinrich Schneider and his family moved from Hockerberg to Basel.

On the 1798 census of Basel, widow Magdalena Schneider née Jung is recorded in Household No. Bs35 along with Anna Maria Haas and her family.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Heinrich Schneider came from the German region of Darmstadt. The 1767 census record that came from the German village of Steinbach in the region of Darmstadt.


- 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): Bs35, Mv0865.
- Parish records of Steinbach.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Nordost-Institut, 2005): 360.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): 3937.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #6015-6018.

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