Associated Colonies
Place of origin
Volxheim, Bad Kreuznach, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
Fürfeld, Bad Kreuznach, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

Johann Cornelius Sauer and his wife had two children in Fürfeld: Johann Jacob, baptized 1 January 1759; and Johannes, baptized 7 April 1760. They had another two children in Volxheim (Wöllstein parish): Philipp, baptized 3 August 1762; and Anton, baptized 20 March 1765.

Cornelius Sauer, his wife Elisabeth Brand, and their sons Johannes, Philipp, and Anton, are recorded on a list of colonists dated 23 September 1765. Their town of origin is listed as Volxheim, and Cornelius is described as a farmer. This group of colonists had gathered in Worms, and many of them also settled in Volmer.

All three children must have died during the journey to the villages. Cornelius Sauer, his wife Anna Elisabeth, and their one year old son Johannes settled in Vollmer. They are reported on the First Settlers List of Volmer in Household #40.


- Catholic parish records of Wöllstein (including Volxheim), Family Search Film #1044840, and indexed records of same
- Catholic parish records of Fürfeld, Family Search Film #949473, and indexed records of same
- Idt, Andreas and Georg Rauschenbach. Einige Kapitel aus der Geschichte des Kolonisationsprojects von Katharina II, 1763-1775 (Moscow: Andreas Idt, Georg Rauschenbach, 2021): p. 130
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): p. 292

Maggie Hein