The Johann Georg Reisig family immigrated from Swabia to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) in 1761. Eichhorn records that he may have been from Gemmingen, which is north of what is historically considered to be Swabia. He died in Denmark sometime in 1762-63.
In 1763, at least 3 of his children joined the immigration to Russia. They do not show up on any of the 1767 censuses that are available. Since his daughter Eva Maria (who married a Kaiser) is living in Grimm, perhaps they settled there first (the 1767 census for Grimm has not been located). Two sons, Jakob and Bernhard, are living in Shcherbakovka by the time of the 1798 census.
Johann Peter Reisig, son of the deceased Bernhard Reisig, is recorded on the 1798 census of Shcherbakovka in Household No. Sv55 along with a note that he was working the Sarepta.
The death Johann Peter Reisig in 1818 is recorded on the 1834 census of Franzosen in Household No. 2.
Friedrich Reisig from Shcherbakovka is recorded on the 1834 census of Dobrinka in Household No. 145.
- 1834 Dobrinka Census (Household No. 145).
- 1834 Franzosen Census (Household No. 2).
- 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: Steinmeier, 2012): 553.
- 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): Gm76, Sv45, Sv46, Sv55.