Schäfer (Andreas)

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Queck (Schlitz), Vogelsbergkreis, Hessen, Germany

Andreas Schäfer (son of Johannes Schäfer) and Anna Juliana Dietz (daughter of Conrad Dietz) married in Queck on 18 November 1750.  The baptisms of three children are recorded in Queck: Anna Catharina, baptized 28 August 1751; Elisabeth, baptized 12 October 1753; and Anna Elisabetha, born 22 December, baptized 23 December 1755.

The family arrived in Russia on 30 September 1766.  The transport lists indicate that Anna Juliana died during the transport. It appears that Elisabeth and Anna Elisabetha also died during the journey to the villages because they are not reported on the Frank First Settler's List.  Andreas is reported with his new wife Elisabeth and daughter Anna Catharina in Family #57.  


- Parish records of Queck on
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010) p. 441
- Mai, Brent Alan, trans. & ed. Transport of the Volga Germans from Oranienbaum to the Colonies on the Volga: 1766-1767 (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1998) p. A-60
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): p. 427-428

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