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Johann Ludwig Derillion, a farmer, and his family immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) in 1762.

They joined the migration to Russia and settled in the Volga German colony of Kamenka on 28 April 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 32 along with several Wiesner stepchildren (at least Georg, 21; Ottilia, 11; & Barbara 5).

In 1793, Ludwig Derillion and his family moved from Kamenka to Franzosen.

The Eichhorn research reports that the Derillion family came from the Markgrafschaft Baden-Durlach. The 1767 census records that Ludwig Derillion came from the German village of Falkenburg.

There do not appear any surviving male descendants of this family among the Volga German colonies.


- 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: Drukerei und Verlag Steinmeier GmbH & Co. Kg, 2012): B-1681.
- 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): Fz30; Mv1108.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 223.


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Volga Colonies