Melchior Eisner, his wife Barbara, and children (Katharina, age 8; Rosina, age 6; Anna, age 4; Barbara, age 1-month) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 18 June 1766 aboard the ship Mann und Frau under the command of Skipper Daniel Berg.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Warenburg on 12 May 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 30.
Melchior Eisner and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Warenburg in Household No. Wr011.
The death of Melchior Eisner in 1810 is recorded on the 1811 census of Warenburg in Household No. 11.
Johann Georg Eisner, son of Melchior Eisner, and his family are recorded on the 1834 census of Warenburg in Household No. 68.
Ludwig Jakob Eisner, son of Melchior Eisner, and his family are recorded on the 1834 census of Warenburg in Household No. 9.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Melchior Eisner was a farmer from the German region of Hessen. The 1767 census records that he was a tailor (Schneider) from the German village of Beisheim near Wertheim.
- 1811 Warenburg Census (Household No. 11, 120).
- 1834 Warenburg Census (Household No. 9, 68).
- 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): Wr011.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 326.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1148.