Sommer (Brabander)

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Sommer (Brabander)
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Konrad Sommer and his wife Anna arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Heidemann.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Brabander on 28 Augsut 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 17.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Konrad Sommer was a farmer while the 1767 census records that he was a papermaker (Papierarbeiter). The 1767 census records that Konrad Sommer came from the German village of Gut Berun in the Nassau region.


- 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): Bn34.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 218.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4128.

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