Karl Andreas Meisner, a farmer, his wife Dorothea, and 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.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 2 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 243.