Bischof(f) (Kind)*

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

Konrad Bischof, son of Johann Wilhelm Bischof & Anna Catharina Machlaid, was born 15 May 1721 in Zwingenberg and baptized there on 18 May 1721.

Konrad Bischof married in Zwingenberg on 7 April 1745 to Elisabetha Catharina Demler, daughter of Johann Wendel Demler & Anna Catharina Hechler of Ober-Beerbach. She had been born 24 March 1718 in Ober-Beerbach.

Konrad Bischoff, a farmer, his wife Anna [sic], and son Philipp (age 12) arrived from Lübeck at the port in Oraninenbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard the Love & Unity under the command of Thomas Fairfax. The Zwingenberg Mannschaftsregister does not include this 12-year-old son.

Conrad Bischoff and his wife Elisabetha are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Konrad Bischoff, a farmer, and his wife Anna [sic] are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Paulskaya in Household No. 5 along with orphan Heinrich Weiner [Werner] (age 17). The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Bischoff and Werner families. [See Werner Family.]

Descendants of this Bischoff family do not appear on the 1798 census in any colony.

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


- Kirschnick, Ulrich. Amt Zwingenberg/Bergstrasse Mannschaftsregister von 1771 (Darmstadt, 1992).
- Kirschnick, Ulrich & Claudia Sosniak. Ortsfamilienbuch Zwingenberg (Bergstraße). [Online]
- 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).
- Mai, Brent Alan, trans. & ed. Transport of the Volga Germans from Oranienbaum to the Colonies on the Volga: 1766-1767 (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1998): 1045-1046.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 353.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5364.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #2916-2917.

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