Kesselring (Biberstein-1)*

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Kesselring (Biberstein-1)*
Кеселрингъ (Biberstein-1)*
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Discussion & Documentation: 

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.

Conrad Kesselring, his wife Maria, and children (Catharina, age 10¼; Conradt, born en route) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

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.

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


- 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.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #5691-5694.

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Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies