Wiesner (Schilling)

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Wiesner (Schilling)
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Kaspar Wiesner and his wife Anna arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.

They are recorded on the 1775 census of the Volga German colony of Schilling in Household No. 87 along with their children (Katharina, age 6½; Johann Peter, age 4; Anna Elisabeth, age ¼).

In 1790, Peter Wiesner moved from Schilling to Fischer.

The 1798 census of Schilling (Sg094) records that Katharina Wiesner is working in the colony of Kukkus.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Kaspar Wiesner was a farmer while the 1775 census records that he was a tailor.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Kaspar Wiesner came from the German region of Isenburg.


- 1775 Census of Schilling (No. 87).
- 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): Fs23, Sg094, Mv2561.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1603.


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Volga Colonies