Jakob Meier, a single farmer, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard the galliot Adler under the Skipper Paul Adam Drath.
He settled in the Volga German colony of Brabander on 5 September 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 74 along with his new wife Anna Maria.
The 1767 census records that Jakob Meier came from the German village of Trochtelfingen near Fürstenberg in Schwaben (Swabia).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 230.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6040.