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Jakob Brester is a Volga German.
Jakob Brester has German Roots.
Johann Jakob Brester was born 20 December 1902 in Grimm, Russia, the eldest child of parents Johann Jakob Brester and Katharina Elisabeth Schäfer. His parents were living in the same household in the 1897 Grimm census, although they were not yet married. His father was a hired hand working for his mother's grandfather Christian Schäfer. The couple married between 1897 and 1901, and their son Johann Jakob was born in late 1902.
The 1897 Grimm census is the last census available or the Colony of Grimm. Therefore, any information about descendants comes from descendant records. Surviving villagers were forced to move east in 1940, with little time to pack things like family records. Any belongings left behind were most likely destroyed. This means that the likelihood of finding paper records for anyone born between 1898 and 1960 is low.
A copy of the 1897 census entry with his parents' names is show below as it helps connect him to aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents.
Hired Hand #2 Johann Jakob Brester, age 19, single
↑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.
Schmick, Henry, Grimm village coordinator, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1897 Grimm Census, copy of Brester details is in the personal files of Julie Mangano, Round Rock, Texas.
Personal family records of Alexander Brester, a copy of which is in the personal files of Julie Mangano, Round Rock, Texas.
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Jakob by comparing test results with other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Jakob: