Johann Heinrich Kisselmann, a farmer, his wife Anna Dorothea, children (Johann[es], age 26; Wilhelm Ludwig, age 12), and his sister Anna Katharina (age 50) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 10 August 1766 aboard the Russian pink Vologda under the command of Lieutenant Sergey Bartenyev.
Johann Heinrich, Anna Dorothea, and Wilhelm Ludwig settled in the Volga German colony of Dönhof on 18 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 100. Also recorded with them on the 1767 census is Anna Margaretha Ruppert (age 14), daughter of the deceased Johann Ruppert. She is identified as a stepdaughter of Johann Heinrich Kisselmann, but was not traveling with them when they arrived in Oranienbaum.
Son Johannes is recorded on the 1767 census of Grimm in Household No. 40 married to [Anna Barbara] Fladung who had arrived in Oranienbaum aboard the same ship as the Kisselmann family.
Johannes Kisselmann, his wife Anna Barbara, children (Katharina Margaretha, age 5½; Anna Margaretha, age 3), father-in-law Heinrich Fladung, and stepson Johann Kaufmann (age 14) are recorded on the 1775 census of Grimm in Household No. 118.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Heinrich Kisselmann came from the German region of Isenburg. The 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Büdingen.
- 1775 Grimm Census (Household No. 118).
- 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): Dh047, Gm120.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 368.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 78.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4867.