Schröder (Katharinenstadt)

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Schröder (Katharinenstadt)
Шредеръ (Katharinenstadt)
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An article by Hermann Wäschke records the following:

Johann Michael Schrödter/Schröter, a day laborer (Tagelöhner) from Jesznitz, with his wife and 2 children, who made his living with his cart of hops (Hopfenkarren) and by selling porcelain (Porzellanhandel). His property on the Sandanger was sold for 20 Thaler from which 19 Thaler went for the payment of his debts. Schrödter/Schröter was born in Jeßnitz and had served in the Saxon army.

[Johann] Michael Schröder, a merchant (Kaufmann), his wife Anna, and children (Maria, age 9; Johann, age 1) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.

Johann Mich. Schroeder, his wife Anna Rosina, and children (Maria Theresia, age 9; Joh. Michael, age 1) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Katharinenstadt on 7 June 1767. They are recorded on the 1767 census of Katharinenstadt in Household No. 42 where is wife is recorded as Anna Rosina Fischer.

The 1767 census records that Johann Michael Schröder came from the German village of Jesseitz [Jeßnitz?] in the Dessau-Anhalt region. The 1767 census records that Anna Rosina Fischer came from the German region of Sachsen (Saxony).


- 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): #1153.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 285.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1575.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #1075-1078.
- Wäschke, Hermann. "Deutsche Familien in Russland" in Roland, Archiv für Stamm- und Wappenkunde, Jubiläumsschrift, 18 January 1912: 83.

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Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies