Krämer (Krasnoyar)

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Krämer (Krasnoyar)
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Johann Sebastian Krämer, son of Johann Adam Crämer (1909-1762) & Anna Barbara King (?-1782), was born in Höllrich on 14 March 1747. He married on 19 April 1766 to Eva Maria Brandt, daughter of Friedrich Brandt (1698-1766) & Anna Catharina Zimmermann (?-1760). She had been born in Höllrich on 2 May 1744.

Sebastian Krämer, a farmer, his wife Eva Maria, and his sister Barbara arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 9 August 1766 aboard the pink Novaya Dvinka under the command of Lieutenant Perepechin.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Krasnoyar on 20 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 56.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Sebastian Krämer came from the German region of Franken (Franconia) while the 1767 census records that he came from the German region of Dienheim, which is in the Pfalz. The Facius list records that Johann Sebastian Crämer came from Höllrich. At the time, Höllrich belonged to territories of the Franconian Knights, and was in the possession of the Barons of Thüngen. Following the Napoleonic Wars, Thüngen was awarded to the Kingdom of Bavaria.

Sources: 

- List of those recruited by Johann Facius from 13 November 1765 to 18 February 1766.
- 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): Ks058.
- Parish records of Höllrich.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 429.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3836.

Researcher(s): 

Karl Becker

Entry from the parish register of Höllrich recording the birth and baptism of Johann Sebastian Crämer in 1747.
Source: Karl Becker.

Entry from the parish register of Höllrich recording the marriage of Johann Sebastian Crämer to Eva Maria Brandt on 19 April 1766.
Source: Karl Becker.

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies