Eichner (Anton)

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Eichner (Anton)
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Hans Jürgen (Georg) Eichner, a farmer, his wife Christine, and three unnamed sons (ages 7, 4, & 1) immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) arriving in Viborg in October 1759. They are last recorded among the Danish colonies on 26 April 1763.

They joined the migration to Russia settling in the Volga German colony of Anton on 7 September 1764.

Georg Eichner, his wife Anna Christina, and sons (Johann Adam, age 12; Andreas, age 9; Johann Jakob, age 6) are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 22.

The Eichhorns record that Hans Jürgen Eichner came from the German village of Selos bei Benzen (Zell bei Bensheim?). The 1767 census records that he came from the German town of Heidelberg in the Kurpfalz region.


- 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-321.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): An28, An42.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 1 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 59.


Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies