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Anton Misler, a farmer, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.

Anton Misler, his wife Cunigunda, and sons (Heinrich Peter, age 12; Johannes Joost, age 8) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Paulskaya on 3 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 45.

The 1798 census of Paulskaya records in Household No. Pl46 that from 1786-1788, Johann Just Misler was living in the colony of Ernestinendorf and from 1788-1793 in the colony of Susannental.

The 1767 census records that Anton Misler came from the German village of Buchenrod in the region of Darmstadt. [There is not a Buchenrod in the Darmstadt area; the closest one is in Kreis Fulda. However, there are no Misler families recorded in Buchenrod, Kr. Fulda.]

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


- 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): Pl46.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 342.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1441.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #1005-1008.

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Max Weinbinder

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies