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Eva Margaretha (Landzettel) Jäger (1717 - bef. 1775)

Eva Margaretha (Margaretha) Jäger formerly Landzettel
Born in Habitzheim, Dieburg, Starkenburg, Hessen, Germanymap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 1745 in Germanymap
Descendants descendants
Died before [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 24 Oct 2016
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Volga German
Margaretha (Landzettel) Jäger is a Volga German.
Margaretha (Landzettel) Jäger has German Roots.


Family A44-44 The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766.

Family B-710 in The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766.

Family Rus14-19 The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766.

Eva Margaretha was born in 1717 in Habitzheim, the daughter of Ludwig Landzettel and his wife Maria Elisabeth. She married Anton Jaeger on 15 January 1743.

Marriage Record [1]

Name Anthon Jäger
Spouse's Name Eva Margaretha Landzettelin
Event Date 15 Jan 1743
Father's Name Conrad Jäger
Spouse's Father's Name Ludwig Landzettel

She and her husband were Evangelical Lutherans. Her husband was a day laborer working for low wages in an economically depressed area. The economic conditions were poor due to war, famine, high taxes and burdensome tithing expected by the local Church.

In 1759, the Danish government offered these Germans a chance for a new life in Denmark, helping to convert what were currently marshlands to farmable lands. Those who chose to immigrate would be given an opportunity for a brighter future via homesteaded land or through a land lottery.

Eva Margaretha and her husband arrived in Flensburg with two children, Anna Catharina Landseidelin, her niece, and Elisabeth Barbara, on 09 June 1762. [2] They were considered reserve colonists.[2] As of 30 September 1763, they lived at Nr. 9 in Colony G18 "Neuboerm" in the district of Gottorf. [2]

Additional research in German vital records shows that Eva Margaretha and Anna Catharina were likely aunt and niece, sharing the same last name at birth. Anna Catharina's birth record shows that she was born in 1748 to Ludwig Landzettel and his wife Maria Elisabeth [Rapp], Eva Margaretha's brother and sister-in-law.

Niece Anna Catharina's Birth Record [3]

Name Anna Catharina Landzettel
Event Date 1748
Gender Female
Birth Date 09 Dec 1748
Birth Year 1748
Christening Date Dec 1748
Christening Place Spachbrücken, Hessen, Germany
Father's Name Ludwig Landzettel
Mother's Name Maria Elisabetha

Turning marshlands into arable land wasn't as easy as anyone thought it would be, and all the German immigrants struggled to make a living. About that same time, Catherine the Great issued her manifesto to all Germans, inviting them to immigrate to Russia and help settle the Volga River area. It was too good an opportunity to miss, so the family deserted Denmark on 03 May 1765 and immigrated to Russia.[2]

See Jaeger-379 for additional discussion about her family.

By 1775, her husband Anton had remarried and had an 8-year-old son with second wife Maria Barbara. This suggests that his second wife became pregnant about 1766, and this suggests that Eva Margaretha was no longer living by that year. The trek to the Volga River from St. Petersburg was perilous and many people did not survive the journey. It is also possible that Eva Margaretha did not survive the cold winter in Oranienbaum and that her husband had already remarried before making the journey to the Volga River colonies. A copy of the 1775 Grimm census record for her husband is shown below for research purposes.

1775 Grimm Census [4]

Family # 43
Head of the Household Anton Jäger, age 57
Wife Maria Barbara Jäger, age 28
Child #1 Georg Ludwig Jäger, age 8 years 6 months
Child #2 Eva Finschuh, age 8 years 6 months, stepdaughter
Child #3 Maria Katharina Finschuh, age 2 years 9 months, stepdaughter


  1. "Deutschland Heiraten, 1558-1929," database, FamilySearch ( : 26 December 2014), Ludwig Landzettel in entry for Anthon Jäger and Eva Margaretha Landzettelin, 15 Jan 1743; citing ; FHL microfilm 1,190,550.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Eichhorn, Dr. Alexander, Dr. Jacob and Mary Eichhorn. The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766; Bonn, Germany and Midland Michigan, USA; Drukerei und Verlag Steinmeier GmbH & Co. Kg, Deiningen, Germany, 2012, page 299, 459 and 497.
  3. Germany, Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013. Anna Catharina Lanzettel, born 09 1748 in Spachbrücken. Germany, Select Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2014. See:
  4. The 1775 and 1798 Census of the German Colony on the Volga, Lesnoy Karamysh, also known as Grimm; Published by the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA; Published date: 1995; family #43, Anton Jäger family.

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