Tischer (Philippsfeld)

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Tischer (Philippsfeld)
Тишеръ (Philippsfeld)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Johann Tischer, a farmer, his wife Katharina, and children (Elisabeth, age 16½; Anna, age 10; Hartmann, age 8) along with Johann Tischer [presumed to be an older son] and his wife Maria arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.

Johann [junior] Tischer, his wife Maria Elisabeth, and stepchildren [actually his siblings] (Anna Elisabeth, age 11; Hartmann, age 8) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with Anna Elisabeth Tischer (age 17¼) who is presumed to be the older sister with whom he had arrived in Oranienbaum.

Johann [junior] Tischer, a farmer, his wife Maria, and siblings (Anna, age 12; Hartmann, age 9) are recorded on the 1767 census of Philippsfeld in Household No. 15. They had settled in Philippsfeld on 3 August 1767.

The 1767 census records that Tischer came from the German village of Gesau.


- 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): Pp12.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 406.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5313, #5314.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #3435-3438, 3444.

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