Eichhorn (Dönhof)

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Eichhorn (Dönhof)
Эйхгорнъ (Dönhof)
Eichorn (Dönhof)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Jacob Eichhorn, son of Johannes Eichhorn, and Anna Catharina Stoll were married in April 1762.

The Eichhorns immigrated first to Neuborm in Schleswig-Holstein (Denmark), and then joined the waves of immigrants moving to Russia. 

They settled in the Volga German colony of Dönhof on 21 July 1766 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 21.

At some point, the family moved to Schilling, but in 1788, Jakob Eichhorn and his family moved back to Dönhof.

The Rev. Jacob Eichhorn was born in Bauer.

The Rev. Eduard Hermann Eichhorn was born in Holstein.

The Eichhorn family was from Stockbronner Hof near the German village of Neckarzimmern. The Stoll family is from nearby Adelshofen.


- 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): 308, 618, and 667.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Dh012, Mv2553.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 345.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Hugo Vasquez Eichhorn

Jacob & Mary Eichhorn

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies

Immigration Locations