Köhler / Keller (Boisroux-1)

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Köhler (Boisroux-1)
Keller (Boisroux-1)
Келлеръ (Boisroux-1)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Christoph Köhler, a farmer, his wife Anna, and children (Johann [Ernst], age 12; Augustina, age 10; Heinrich, age 1) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.

Christoph Kohler, his wife Marta, and children (Johannes, age 12; Ernestina, age 10½) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Boisroux on 3 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 21.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Christoph Köhler came from the German region of Isenburg. The 1767 census records that he came from the German region of [I]senburg.


- 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): Bx12.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 144.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4725.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #5972-5975.

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