Lais / Leis (Philippsfeld)

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Leis (Philippsfeld)
Lais (Philippsfeld)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Johann Georg Lies, a cobbler (Schuhmacher), and his wife Anna settled in the Volga German colony of Philippsfeld on 17 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 11.

The 1767 census records that Johann Georg Lies came from the German village of Hirschfeld [Hersfeld?] in the Hessen region.


- 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): Pp06.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 405.


Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies