Pfeifer (Stahl am Karaman)

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Pfeifer (Stahl am Karaman)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Johann Pfeifer, a farmer, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766.

Johann died after arrival in Russia, and his widow remarried to Michael Krutsch. They settled in the Volga German colony of Stahl am Karaman on 22 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 38.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Pfeifer came from the German region of Dienheim.

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): Sk21.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 200.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2995.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Volga Colonies