Meisner (Basel)

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Meisner (Basel)
Мейснеръ (Basel)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Karl Andreas Meisner, his wife Christina, and sons (August, age 9; Andreas, age 7) arrived from Lübeck at the port in Oranienbaum on 21 September 1766.

Carl Andreas Meisner, his wife Christina, and sons (August, age 9½; Andreas, age 7) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that the mother Christina died en route.

Karl Andreas Meisner, a farmer, his wife [new] Dorothea, and children [some of whom must be step-children] (Karl, age 11; Johann, age 9; Christian, age 7; Anna, age 5; Johann Michael, age 3) are recorded on the 1767 census of Kaneau in Household No. 2 along with a note that they had relocated to the colony of Basel in 1768.

In 1776, Karl Meisner moved from Basel to Paulskaya.

The 1767 census records that Karl Andreas Meisner came from the German region of Halle.


- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Pl22, Mv0120.
- Oranienbaum passenger list #6658 [not included in the Kuhlberg List published by Igor Plehve].
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 2 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 243.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #4081-4084.

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Volga Colonies