Kilian Kitchler, a cobbler (Schuhmacher), and his wife are recorded on the 1767 census of Seelmann in Household No. 5 along with an orphan Elisabeth [surname not recorded] (age 16). They had settled there on 15 July 1767.
The 1767 census records that Kilian Kitschler came from the German region of Fulda.
- 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): Sm59.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 150.