Kisselmann (Balzer)

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Kisselmann (Balzer)
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Matthias Kisselmann, son of Jacob & Sabina Kisselmann, was born 24 February 1732 in Keiselbronn. He married on 12 May 1761 in Neuburg am Rhein to Elisabeth Huber, daughter of Johann Georg Fischer & Anna Maria Huber. She had been born [illegitimately?] on 8 February 1730 in Erlenbach.

Johann Philipp Reichert, son of Georg & Maria Elisabeth Reichert, was born 9 June 1756 in Neuburg am Rhein. [See Reichert Family.]

Mattias Kisselmann, a farmer, his wife Elisabeth, and Philipp [Reichert] (age 5) immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) arriving in the city of Schleswig on 4 July 1761.

They were last recorded in the Danish colonies on 12 January 1765. They joined the migration to Russia and settled in the Volga German colony of Balzer on 28 March 1766.

Mattias Kisselmann, a farmer, his wife Elisabeth, and Johann Philipp [Reichert] are recorded there on the 1767 census of Balzer in Household No. 22. The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Kisselmann and Reichert families.

In 1788, Mattias Kisselmann moved from Balzer to Anton.

In 1793, Martin Kisselmann moved from Balzer to Kukkus.

The 1767 census records that Mattias Kisselmann came from the German region of Wittenburg [Württemberg?]. The Eichhorns record that Matthias Kisselmann came from the German region of Kurpfalz.

Sources: 

- 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-816.
- 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): An35, Bz041, Kk40, Mv0043, Mv0076.
- Parish register of Erlenbach.
- Parish register of Keiselbronn.
- Parish register of Neuburg am Rhein.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 78.

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Brent Mai

Wayne Bonner

Mattias Kisselmann recorded on a marker in Schleswig commemorating the Volga Germans who had settled there before immigrating to Russia.
Source: Jorgelina Fischer.

Notice of eviction of the Alexander (son of Johann) Kisselman (b. 1898) family from Balzer, pursuant to the deportation edict dated 28 August 1941 and executed on 31 August 1941. A note is added about the family's arrival on 15 September 1941 in Novosibirsk on train no. 779. [Document posted by Andreas Root to the Facebook photo collections of the Russian German's International.]

Listing of the rest of the Kisselman family being evicted: wife: Natalie (Friedrich's dau.) - b.1899 mother: Maria (Konrad's dau.)- b.1866 dau.: Natalie - b.1924 son: Alexander - b.1926 son: Heinrich - b.1928 dau.: Minna - b.1931 dau.: Emelie - b.1933 dau.: Maria - b.1936 dau.: Bertha - b.1939 [Document posted by Andreas Root to the Facebook photo collections of the Russian German's International.]

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies

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