Johann Adam Röder, son of Sebastian and Anna Röder, was baptized 21 January 1726 in near Büdingen. He and his wife Susanna arrived at the port in Oranienbaum on 13 September 1766 along with 3 of their children: Maria Dorothea (age 20), Anna Margaretha (age 10½), and Johann (age 8). Daughter Maria Dorothea's baptism is recorded in Rinderbügen on 19 January 1749.
Adam, his new wife (Katharina, age 20), and his children from the first marriage arrived in Messer on 14 September 1767 where they are recorded on the 1767 Census in Household No. 91.
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