Meier (Holstein)

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Meier (Holstein)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Jakob Meier from Württemberg, his wife, and 4 children immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein), arriving in Altona on 17 May 1762.  Jakob died there, and his widow and children continued on arriving in Flensburg on 9 June 1762. Widow Elisabeth Meier remarried to Solomon Jung.

The Jung/Meier family joined the migration to Russia in 1765. They settled in the Volga German colony of Holstein on 2 May 1766 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 25.

The 1798 census of Shcherbakovka records Regina Meier, widow of Jakob Meier of Holstein, in Household No. Sv19 and Johann Jakob Meier from Holstein in Household No. Sv28.

Sources: 

- Eichhorn, Alexander, Jacob & Mary Eichhorn. The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766 (Deiningen, Germany: Drukerei und Verlag Steinmeier GmbH & Co. Kg, 2012): B-765.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Sv19, Sv28.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 2 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 132.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Volga Colonies