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Johann Jakob Brester (1878 - 1930)

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Johann Jakob (Jakob) Brester
Born in Grimm, Saratov, Russiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 19 Sep 1900 in Grimm, Saratov, Russiamap
Father of , , , , , , , , [private daughter (1920s - unknown)] and [private son (1920s - unknown)]
Died in Grimm, Saratov, Russiamap
Profile last modified 21 May 2019 | Created 3 May 2016
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Volga German
Jakob Brester is a Volga German.
Jakob Brester has German Roots.

Family #267 in the 1897 Grimm census.

At the time of the 1897 Grimm census, Johann Jakob Brester was living with Christian Schäfer and his family in household #247. He married Christian Schäfer's granddaughter Katharina Elisabeth by 1901 in Grimm. Their first child was born in 1902.

1897 Grimm Census [1]

Family # 247
Head of the Household Christian Schäfer, age 59
Wife Katharina Elisabeth Schäfer, age 59
Child #1 Philipp Jakob Schäfer, age 38
Wife of Child #1 Louisa Schäfer, age 36
Grandchild #1 Heinrich Schäfer, age 2
Grandchild #2 Katharina Elisabeth Schäfer, age 16
Grandchild #3 Amalia Schäfer, age 9
Grandchild #4 Emilia Schäfer, age 6
Child #2 Jakob Schäfer, age 30
Wife of Child #2 Elisabeth Schäfer, age 24
Grandchild #5 Amalia Schäfer, age 5
Child #3 Christian Schäfer, age 27
Wife of Child #3 Eva Schäfer, age 27
Child #4 Heinrich Schäfer, age 25
Wife of child #4 Charlotta Schäfer, age 21
Hired Hand #1 Friedrich Schäfer, age 20, single
Hired Hand #2 Johann Jakob Brester, age 19, single

Research Notes

He may have also been listed in his own Brester family members, #267 in the 1897 Grimm census. According to Brester family records, Johann Jakob and Christina Barbara Brester match up as his parents. Also note that the families lived relatively close to each other at #247 and #267. Young Johann Jakob Brester is 19 years old in each listing.

1897 Grimm Census, Brester Family [2]

Family # 267
Head of the Household Johann Jakob Brester, age 49
Wife Christina Barbara [Kerbel] Brester, age 47
Child #1 Anna Margaretha Brester, age 20
Child #2 Johann Jakob Brester, age 19
Child #3 Elisabeth Brester, age 14
Child #4 Johann Heinrich Brester, age 12
Child #5 Louisa Brester [Schmidt], age 9


  1. 1834 Census of Grimm in the District of Saratov, Russia, dated 2 February 1835; Translated by Brent Mai, Concordia University, Portland, Oregon; Published by Dynasty Publishing, Beaverton, OR, USA; Published 2011; page 213, family #247, Christian Schäfer family.
  2. 1897 Grimm (Lesnoi Karamysh), Russia Census List, Translated by Richard Rye, Compiled and edited by John Groh, Contributor Henry Schmick; American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA; Published 2017; page 31, family #267, Johann Jakob Brester family.

See also:

  • Personal family records of descendant Alexander Brester, a copy of which is in the personal files of Julie Mangano, Round Rock, Texas.

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