Eichner / Egner (Balzer)

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Eichner (Balzer)
Settled in the Following Colonies: 
Discussion & Documentation: 

Philipp Eichner, a farmer, and his family immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) in 1762.  In 1765, they joined the migration to Russia.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Balzer on 28 March 1766 where they are recorded on the 1767 census in Household No. 37.

By 1798, Philipp's son Johann Philipp is recorded in the colony of Moor (Mo60) with the surname of Egner. This spelling appears to continue in Moor.


- 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-314.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Mo61.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 1 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis; 1999): 81.


Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies