Töpfer / Toepfer (Philippsfeld)

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Johann Konrad Töpfer, son of Johann Heinrich Töpfer & Anna Gela Rosenkrantz, was born on 16 August 1736 in Schellbach, southwest of Remsfeld. He married Anna Martha Reichmann of nearby Remsfeld on 30 September 1765.

Konrad Töpffer, a farmer, and his wife Anna arrived from Lübeck at the port in Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of skipper Thomas Fairfax.

Joh. Conrad Töpffer [sic], his wife Anna Barbara, and son Johannes (age 4-weeks) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that son Johannes died en route.

Widower Konrad Töpfer, a farmer, is recorded on the 1767 census of Philippsfeld in Household No. 45. He had settled there on 3 August 1767.

In 1786, the Töpfer family moved to the colony of Fischer where they are recorded on the 1798 Census in Household No. Fs06.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Konrad Töpfer came from the German region of Hessen. The 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Schellbach in the Hessen region.

Sources: 

- 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): Fs06, Mv2307.
- Parish records of Schellbach
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 412.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5316.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #3441-3443.
- Toepfer Roots

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Julie Johnson

Roger Adolph Toepfer

Darline Marie Toepfer Vanderbeck

Brent Mai

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