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Johann Heinrich Römisch, a single cobbler (Schuhmacher), arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 9 August 1766 aboard the pink Novaya Dvinka under the command of Lieutenant Perepechin.

He settled in the Volga German colony of Hildmann on 18 August 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 2 along with his new wife Anna Maria.

In 1791, Johann Heinrich Remisch and his family moved from Hildmann to Köhler.

Heinrich Römisch and his wife Anna Maria Körber are are recorded on the 1798 census of Köhler in Household No. Kl33. Johann Jakob Remisch, believed to be their son, and his family are recorded in Household No. Kl34. [Some translations mistakenly record this surname in 1798 as Romme.]

The 1767 census records that Johann Heinrich Remisch came from the German village of Helmstedt near Braunschweig.


- 1834 Köhler Census (Households No. 39, 40).
- 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): Kl33, Kl34, Mv0847.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 97.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3847.

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