Kesselring (Biberstein-1)

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Kesselring (Biberstein-1)
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Konrad Kesselring, a farmer, his wife Anna, and daughter Katharina (age 10) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 10 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Nikolaus Peter Pink.

Widower Konrad Kesselring is recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Nieder-Monjou in Household No. 69 along with a note that he resettled to the Volga German colony of Biberstein in 1768.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Konrad Kesselring came from the German region of Mainz. The 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Orb.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 217.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4294.


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Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies