Siebert (Semenovka-1)*

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Siebert (Semenovka-1)*
Сибертъ (Semenovka-1)*
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The parish register of Büdingen records the marriage on 1 July 1766 of Nicolaus Siebert from Somborn & Anna Maria Wilhelm from Hesseldorff.

The birth of Nicolaus Sieberth, son of Johann Georg & Anna Maria Sieberth, is recorded in the parish register of Somborn on 14 March 1743.

[Anna Maria Wilhelm is from Hesseldorf. The inhabitants of Hesseldorf were mostly Protestant; the Catholics belonged to the parish in Aufenau. The parish register of Aufenau doesn't begin until 1754. There aren't any Wilhelms in the registers of Aufenau and not in the registers of nearby Bad Orb before 1754.]

Nikolaus Siebert, a farmer, and his wife Anna Maria arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Heinrich Sager.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Semenovka on 24 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 39.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Nikolaus Siebert came from the German region of Hanau.

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


- 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): Se52.
- 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): #724.
- Parish register of Büdingen.
- Parish register of Somborn.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 187.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6296.

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Max Weinbinder

Brent Mai

Entry from the parish register of Somborn recording the birth of Nicolaus Sieberth on 14 March 1743.
Source: Max Weinbinder.

Volga Colonies