Lein (Moor)

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Lein (Moor)
Лейнъ (Moor)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Johann Conrad Lein, son of Nicolaus Lein, was born 24 August 1727 in Kirchbracht. He married in Kirchbracht to Anna Barbara Pfister, daughter of Jacob Pfister, on 8 October 1751. Anna Barbara Pfister had been born in Kirchbracht on 17 January 1728. The baptisms of five children are recorded in Kirchbracht: (1) Anna Magdalena, 3 April 1752; (2) Lorenz, 21 January 1755; (3) Anna Elisabetha, 23 April 1758, died 20 May 1762; (4) Johann Heinrich, 29 November 1761; and (5) Johannes, 19 January 1766, died 5 March 1766.

Konrad Lein, a farmer, his wife Anna, and hildren (Anna, age 17; Lorenz, age 11) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard a Russian packet-boat under the command of Midshipman Mankensey. 

They settled in the Volga German colony of Moor on 18 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 24.

In 1792, Johann Peter Lein moved from Moor to Balzer.

The 1767 census records that Konrad Lein came from the German district of Isenburg.


- 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): Bz002, Mo12, Mv1781.
- Parish records of Kirchbracht (Archion.de).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 162.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1198.


Wayne Bonner

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies