Metzger (Philippsfeld)

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Metzger (Philippsfeld)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Balthasar Metzger and his wife arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Philippsfeld on 3 August 1767.  They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 38.

The Oranienbaum passenger list recorded that Balthasar Metzger was a miller while the 1767 census records that he was a farmer.

The 1767 census records that Balthasar Metzger came from the German village of Berod in Hessen.

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): Pp01.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 411.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5324.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Volga Colonies