Rösler (Messer)*

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Rösler (Messer)*
Ressler (Messer)*
Реслеръ (Messer)*
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Jakob Rösler and his wife Barbara Zehe (a widow with 1 child) immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) along with the Christian Wacker family, arriving in Flensburg on 19 June 1762.

They are last recorded among the Danish colonies on 22 April 1765.

They joined the migration to Russia and settled in the Volga German colony of Messer on 7 July 1766.

Jakob Rösler, his wife Anna Barbara, and daughters (Anna Katharina, age 4; Christina Barbara, age ½) are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 18.

The death of Jakob Ressler in 1820 is recorded on the 1834 census of Messer in Household No. 74.

The Eichhorns record that Jakob Rösler came from the German village of Ittlingen in Kanton Kraichgau. The 1767 census records that he came from the German region of Württemberg.

There are no known surviving male lines of this Ressler family among the Volga German colonies.


- 1834 Messer Census (Household No. 74).
- 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-1370.
- 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): Ms44.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 135.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies