Schu(h)macher (Merkel)

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Schumacher (Merkel)
Шумахеръ (Merkel)
Schuhmacher (Merkel)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Peter Schuhmacher, a chimney sweep (Schornsteinfeger), settled in the Volga German colony of Merkel on 28 August 1766. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 11.

In 1789, Peter Schuhmacher and his family moved from Pobochnaya to Yagodnaya Polyana. On the 1798 census of Merkel (Mr29), Peter Schuhmacher is recorded as residing in Pobochnaya.

Jakob Schuhmacher and his family are recorded on the 1834 census of Yagodnaya Polyana in Household No. 129 along with a note that Jakob had died there in 1834.

The 1767 census records that Peter Schuhmacher came from the German district of Hamburg.


- 1834 Yagodnaya Polyana Census (Household No. 129).
- 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): Mr29, Mv2324.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 121.

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Brent Mai

Volga Colonies