Felsing

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Felsing
Фельсингъ
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Johann Jakob Fälsing from Gießen & Elisabetha Herdt from Offenbach were married on 4 April 1766 in Büdingen.

Jakob Felsing, his wife Johanna [sic], and children (Johann [Heinrich], age 13; Johanna [sic], age 10½; Karl, age 6; Kaspar, age 1) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.

Jacob Felsing, his wife Anna Elisabet, and children (Johan. Heinrich, age 14; Anna Margaretha, age 12; Johann Conrad, age 7; Johann Caspar, age 1) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Johann Jakob Felsing, his wife Elisabeth Herdt, and children (Johann Heinrich, age 15; Margaretha, age 12; Konrad, age 8; Kaspar, age 2) are recorded on the 1767 census of Paulskaya in Household No. 44. They had settled there on 7 June 1767.

Johann Heinrich Felsing and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Paulskaya in Household No. Pl55.

Johann Konrad Felsing and his family are recorded on the 1834 census of Paulskaya in Household No. 77.

Kaspar Felsing moved to the colony of Nieder-Monjou where he died. His son, Philipp Felsing, is recorded on the 1798 census of Paulskaya in Household No. Pl55.

Philipp Felsing and his family are recorded on the 1834 census of Paulskaya in Household No. 65.

Johannes Felsing, believed to be a descendant of Johann Jakob Felsing, moved to the colony of Kukkus before the 1798 census and is recorded there in Household No. Kk39.

Jakob Felsing, believed to be a son of Johann Jakob Felsing, and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Schilling in Household No. Sg066.

The death of Jakob Felsing in 1829 is recorded on the 1834 census of Schilling in Household No. 92.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Jakob Felsing was a carpenter from the German region of Darmstadt while the 1767 census records that he was a farmer from the village of Gießen.

Sources: 

- 1834 Paulskaya Census (Households No. 65, 77).
- 1834 Schilling Census (Household No. 92).
- 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): Kk39, Pl55, Sg066.
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt. German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #474.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 342.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1277.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #0554-0559.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Rick Felsing

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies