Fischer (Kaneau)

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Fischer (Kaneau)
Фишеръ (Kaneau)
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There are two Fischer families recorded on the 1767 census of Kaneau. Their relationship to each other is not recorded, but they are believed to be father and son.

(1) [Karl] Christian Fischer (age 51), a farmer, his wife Anna, and sons (Johann, age 3½; Adam, age ¾) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.

Carl Christian Fischer, his wife Margaretha, and sons (Johannes, age 3½; Joh. Adam, age ¾) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that son Joh. Adam died en route.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Kaneau on 3 August 1767 and are recoded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 64.

(2) Heinrich Fischer (age 21), a farmer, and his wife Magdalena are recorded on the 1767 census of Kaneau in Household No. 66 along with his stepson Johann Georg Weiser (age 4).

In 1787, Heinrich Fischer and his family moved from Graf to Kaneau and are recorded there on the 1798 cenaus in Household No. Kn09.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that [Karl] Christian Fischer came from the German region of Sachsen (Saxony). The 1767 census records that these families came from Vorstadt and Fahrstedt which are believe to refer to the same place in the Sachsen (Saxony) region.


- 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): Kn09, Mv0722.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 257,258.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4739.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #4974-4977.

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Volga Colonies