PIONEERS AND IMMIGRANTS
Russian Passport

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Admin/Biog History The Daubert family was one of the first German families to immigrate to Russia under the edict of Catherine the Great in 1767. They settled in Jagodnaja Poljana near the Volga River. They had suffered greatly after the Seven Years War and were promised land and exemption from military service. In 1871, Czar Alexander II repealed their priveldges and Volga-Germans began to immigrate to the US in 1872. They began to leave Jagodnaja and arrive in Oshkosh in 1899, settling on the west-side near Sawyer Avenue and working for Paine Lumber.
George Daubert was born March 15, 1873 in Jagodnaja Poljana, Russia. His wife Anna Daubert was also born there on March 22, 1874. They were married on December 26, 1892. Five of their children were also born there: John; Henry; George, Jr.; Peter; and Lydia. Marie was supposedly born in Oshkosh in 1914. They left Russia on December 20, 1912, tickets $350 each, one was $87.50. They came to the US on February 15, 1913 onboard the SS Canada through Portland Maine. On March 6, 1913 they left for Canada. They left Canada for California on October 9, 1913. They then left California on November 2, 1913. He declared that he had lived in Oshkosh, WI since 1914. However, Sons John & Henry Daubert (mis-spelled Delbert) are first listed in the Oshkosh City Directory in 1914 living with George's brothers. George is not listed until 1920. George says he left Armond, California November 2, 1918, but it is unclear how long he was there. George and most of his sons worked for Paine Lumber Company. They first lived on Sawyer Avenue, until George bought his own home on Lark Street in 1922. This entire area of Oshkosh was settled by Volga-Germans, mostly from Jagodnaja. Wife Anna is listed as a widow in the 1953 Oshkosh City Directory.
Classification Archives
Collection Small Collections, People
Dates of Accumulation 1912
Abstract Passport for George Daubert issued in 1912. The document is written in Russian and only his name and the date have been recognized.
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Language Russian
Legal Status Oshkosh Public Museum
Object ID SC618.15.2
Object Name Passport
People Daubert, George
Subjects Immigrants
Emigration & immigration
Volga Germans
Russian-Americans
Title Russian Passport
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