Bähr (Orlovskaya)

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Bähr (Orlovskaya)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Andreas Michael Bähr, a hosier (Strumpfwirker), and his family 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.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Orlovskaya on 7 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 33.

In 1781, widower Andreas Bähr moved from Orlovskaya to Nieder-Monjou.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Andreas Michael Bähr came from the German region of Magdeburg.

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): Or23, Mv2146.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 319.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1271.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Volga Colonies