Köhler / Keller (Boisroux-2)*

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Köhler (Boisroux-2)*
Keller (Boisroux-2)*
Келлеръ (Boisroux-2)*
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Christian Köhler, a farmer, and his wife Maria 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.

Christian Keller [sic] and his wife Maria Charlotta are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Christian Köhler, a farmer, and his wife Maria settled in the Volga German colony of Boisroux on 7 June 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 17.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Christian Köhler came from the German village of Zuchau.

There are no known surviving male lines of this Köhler family among the Volga German colonies.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 143.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #1589.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #1092-1093.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies