Kaiser (Balzer)

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Kaiser (Balzer)
Кейзеръ (Balzer)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Johann Philipp Kaiser, son of Peter & Catharina Kaiser, was born 1 June 1741 in the German village of Eckartshausen.

Philipp Kaiser and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard a packet-boat under the command of Midshipman Mankensey.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Balzer on 18 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 45.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Philipp Kaiser was a farmer while the 1767 census records that he was a hosier (Strumpfwirker).

Both documents record that Philipp Kaiser came from the German region of Isenburg.


- 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): Bz008, Bz098.
- Parish records of Eckartshausen.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 84.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1213.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Wayne Bonner

Brent Mai

Entry in the parish register of Eckartshausen recording the birth of Johann Philipp Kaiser on 1 June 1741.
Source: Kathleen Reilly.

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies