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Christian Eisler, a singleman, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 21 September 1766.

Christian Eissler and his wife Rahel are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Christian Eisler and his wife Rachel are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Paulskaya in Household No. 37.

The widow of Christian Eisler and their children are recorded on the 1798 census of Zürich in Household No. Zr13.

The 1767 census records that Christian Eisler came from the German village of Rackith.

[Some publications have recorded this surname as Ensler.]


- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Zr13.
- Oranienbaum passenger list #6639 [not included in the Kuhlberg List published by Igor Plehve].
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 359.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #4059-4060.

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Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies