Bä(h)r (Yagodnaya Polyana-1)

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Bär (Yagodnaya Polyana-1)
Bähr (Yagodnaya Polyana-1)
Settled in the Following Colonies: 
Pre-Volga Origin: 
Discussion & Documentation: 

Johann Konrad Bär was born in Nidda, Hessen, Germany. He married Anna Katharina Erck, daughter of Johann Christoph Erck & Anna Margaretha Runck. She was born 26 December 1721 in Nidda.

They, two daughters, and Anna Katharina's father arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard the galliot Johannes under the command of Skipper Stahl.

The Bär family settled in Yagodnaya-Polyana on 16 September 1767, where they are listed on the 1767 Census in Household No. 77.  Anna Katharina's father settled in Frank.

There appear to be two separate Bär families in Yagodnaya Polyana, and neither appears to continue in Yagodnaya-Polyana.

Sources: 

- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 193.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6319.

Researcher(s): 

Doris Evans

Maggie Hein

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies