Benzel (Schilling)

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Benzel (Schilling)
Bensel (Schilling)
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Johann[es] Benzel, a tailor, and his children (Regina, age 22; Katharina, age 13; Johann Friedrich, age 8; Friedrich Bernhardt, age 4; Eberhard Friedrich, age 2) immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) arriving in Fridericia on 11 November 1760.

They are last recorded in the Danish colonies on 26 April 1763.

They immigrated to Russia and settled in the Volga German colony of Schilling where they are recorded on the 1775 census in Household No. 50.


- 1775 Census of Schilling (No. 50).
- Eichhorn, Alexander, Jacob & Mary Eichhorn. The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766 (Deiningen, Germany: Drukerei und Verlag Steinmeier GmbH & Co. Kg, 2012): B-102.


Brent Mai

Volga Colonies