Leichner (Balzer)

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Leichner (Balzer)
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Philipp Leichner married in Lindheim and his oldest children were baptized there.

Philipp Leichner, a farmer, his wife Maria Margaretha, and their children (Anna Katharina, age 16; Johann Christian, age 9; Johann, age 2) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the galliot Die Fortuna under the command of Skipper Peter Stahl.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Balzer on 18 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 censes in Household No. 54.

The 1798 census records several members of the Leichner family from Balzer living in the colony of Huck.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Philipp Leichner came from the German village of Lindheim.


- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Hk63, Hk66, Hk67.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 87.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2266.


Wayne Bonner

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies