Quisner

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Discussion & Documentation: 

Andreas Quisner (Queisner), his wife Rosina Barbara, children (Konrad; Georg Kaspar; Maria Rosina), and son Konrad's wife Anna Katharina Stromberger immigrated to Schleswig-Holstein arriving in Flensburg on 9 June 1762. On 13 November 1764, Konrad & Anna Katharina had a daughter Dorothea Rosina. They are last recorded in the Danish colonies on 12 January 1765.

Son Konrad and his family immigrated to Russia along with his Stromberger in-laws and settled in the Volga German colony of Dönhof on 21 July 1766. Konrad Queisner is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 26 along with his new wife, Anna Katharina (widow of Christoph Hack), son Heinrich Michael (age 1½), and step-daughter Sophia Hack (age 6).

In 1789, Heinrich Michael, Johann Jakob, Johann Friedrich, and Johann Georg Quisner moved from Dönhof to Jost.

The 1767 census records that Konrad Queissner came from the German region of Kurpfalz.

Sources: 

- Eichhorn, Alexander, Jacob & Mary Eichhorn. The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766 (Deiningen, Germany: Drukerei und Verlag Steinmeier GmbH & Co. Kg, 2012): B-1291.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Dh021, Jo18, Jo21, Mv0478.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 1 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 348.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Volga Colonies