Siewert (Dreispitz)

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Siewert (Dreispitz)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Michael Siewert immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) where he rented a place from Georg Michael Henser. In 1763, he began working in Denmark as a recruitor of colonists to immigrate to Russia. He himself joined the migration in January 1764, but was caught while attempting to escape the Danish colonies and was sentenced to 6-months in jail. He was released in early August 1764, and by December 1764 was once again working as a recruitor on behalf of Pictet and Roi.

He again joined the migration to Russia and settled in the Volga Geman colony of Dreispitz on 16 September 1766. He and his family are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 12.

In 1788, Michael Siegward and his family moved from Dreispitz to Kraft.

The Eichhorns record that Michael Siewert was a butcher (Schlachter) from the German village of Metzingen in the Württemberg region.

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-1579.
- 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): Kf28, Kf66, Mv0516.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 374.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies