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Konrad Leiser, a farmer, his wife Katharina, and children (Anna, age 9; Elisabeth, age 7; Johann [Jost], age 4) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.

Conrad Leissner [sic], his wife Catharina, and children (Henrietta, age 9; Elisabeth, age 7; Joh. Jost, age 4) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Ernestinendorf on 3 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 37.

Johann Heinrich Leiser, a farmer, and his wife Anna are recorded on the 1767 census of Ernestinendorf in Household No. 38, but they do not appear to have arrived in Oranienbaum aboard the same ship.

In 1769, Conrad Leiser & Johann Heinrich Leiser and his family moved from Ernestinendorf to Schaffhausen.

The 1767 census records that both Konrad Leiser and Johann Heinrich Leiser came from the German village of Atzenhain in the Darmstadt region.


- 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): Sh10, Sh32, Mv0547, Mv0548.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 404, 405.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5353.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #2945-2949.

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