Bischof (Katharinenstadt)*

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Bischof (Katharinenstadt)*
Бишофъ (Katharinenstadt)*
Bischoff (Katharinenstadt)*
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Christoph Bischof, his wife Sophia Christina, and children (Johanna, age 9½; Henrietta, age 4; Kaspar, age 1½) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 21 September 1766.

Christoph Bischoff, his wife Sophia Christina, and daughters (Johanna, age 11½; Henrietta, age 5) are recorded on a list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that Henrietta died in route.

Christoph Bischof, a cloth weaver (Tuchweber), his wife Sophia Katharina Müller, and daughter Johanna (age 12) are recorded on the 1767 census of Katharinenstadt in Household No. 139. They had settled there on 3 August 1767.

The 1767 census records that Christoph Bischof came from the German region of Dessau.

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


- Oranienbaum passenger list #6756 [not included on the Kuhlberg List published by Igor Plehve].
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 306.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #4149-4152.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Brent Mai

Entry from the Oranienbaum passenger list recording the arrival in Russia of Christoph Bischof and his family.
Source: Brent Mai.

Volga Colonies