Citing this biography: Boyd, Michelle, "Heinrich Säger and
Anna Maria —," article, Olive and Eliza, last accessed [current date]."
Heinrich Säger was born about 1727 in Garmer, an unidentified
town in the Electorate of Mainz (in what is now Germany). Heinrich
married Anna Maria —. Anna Maria was born about 1721, probably
in or around Garmer. They arrived 31 May 1766 in Russia from Rewal,
Gryfice County, West Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland aboard the pink Slon,
along with four children. Heinrich was listed as a Catholic and a
The couple and two of their daughters settled in Leichtling, Saratov,
Russia 14 June 1767. Their son Valentin was not listed with them and
likely died before they settled in Leichtling. Their daughter Katharina
was not listed either but she had just married and had arrived with her
new husband a month before.
Heinrich and Anna Maria’s children are:
Valentin Säger, born
about 1746, not listed with his family in 1767 (and may have died
after arriving in Russia and before the family settled in
Säger, born about 1748, married Johannes Biehn
about 1767, settled at Leichtling, Saratov, Russia 14 May 1767.
Husband: Johannes Biehn, b. abt. 1747 in Hammelburg,
Bavaria, Germany, d. 1825.
Cunigunda Säger, born
about 1754 or 1756, married Georg Holzmann.
Husband: Georg Holzmann, b. abt 1749, d. 1820.
Maria Säger, born about 1761.
Summary of Sources
Pleve, Igor, List of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by
Ivan Kulberg, Saratov, Russia: Saratov State Technical
Pleve, Igor, Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767, Band
3 (Kolonien Laub - Preuss), Göttingen: Nordost-Institut, 2005.
Mai, Brent Alan, 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the
Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture, Volumes 1 and 2,
Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999.
Boyd, Darryl (compiler) & Gartner, Angela (translator), Leichtling,
Russia 1834 Census, Concord, CA, 2006.
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List of Colonists to Russia in 1766
31 of May 1766.
Public colonist, arrived from Rewal by the pink "Slon"
under the command of Lieutenant Sergey Panov
Saeger Heinrich, Cath., farmer from Mainz, doc. No. 577, wife: Anna,
children: Valentin, 20, Catharina, 18, Cunigunda, 10, Anna, 4,5.
Source: Pleve, Igor, List of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports
by Ivan Kulberg, Saratov, Russia: Saratov State Technical
First Settlers List
(russicher Ortsname: Ilavlja)
gegründet am 14. Mai 1767
2. Säger [Seher], Heinrich, 40, kath., Ackerbauer aus Mainz,
Frau: Anna Maria, 46
Kinder: Kunigunde, 13; Anna Maria, 7
in der Kolonie eingetroffen am 14.6.1767
erhalten vom Vormundschaftskontor in Saratov 75 Rbl.
1768 gab es in der Wirtschaft 1 Pfd., 1 Kuh, gepflügt: 1 Des., gesät:
6 Četverik Roggen
48. Böhm, Johannes, 20, kath., Ackerbauer aus Hammelburg
Frau: Katharina Säger, 18
in der Kolonie eingetroffen am 14.5.1767
1768 gepflügt: 1 Des.
Source: Pleve, Igor, Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767,
Band 3 (Kolonien Laub - Preuss), Göttingen: Nordost-Institut, 2005.
Source: Mai, Brent Alan, 1798 Census of the German Colonies along
the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture, Volumes 1 and
2, Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia,
Note: The Leichtling census was dated 7 October 1798.
Moved or died
Age at last census (1815)
Georg Holtzman (Goltzman)
1. Johannes Holtzman
wife: not listed
sons: a. Peter Holtzman
Moved in from Göbel in 1832
b. Johannes Holtzman
c. Feid Holtzman
d. Matiaus Holtzman
2. Andreas Holtzman
See #8 (same)
3. Baltazar Holtzman
See #19 (same)
4. Peter Holtzman
Moved to Kamenka in 1823
Source: Boyd, Darryl (compiler) & Gartner, Angela (translator),
Leichtling, Russia 1834 Census, Concord, CA, 2006.