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Johann Georg Schössler, son of Marcus Schössler & Anna Barbara Beyer, was born 1 September 1711 in Langenschwarz, northeast of Schlitz. He married there on 27 April 1743 to Magdalena Hartmann, daughter of Johannes & Anna Barbara Hartmann. They have six known children, all baptized in Langenschwarz: (1) Johann Kaspar, born 1 February 1744; (2) Anna Barbara, born 3 September 1748, died 19 January 1749; (3) Anna Barbara, born 20 January 1750; (4) Elisabeth, born in 1751; (5) Anna Margaretha, born 4 November 1753, died as an infant; and (6) Anna Margaretha, born 9 June 1755.

Johann Georg died 13 March 1755 in Langenschwarz, and his widow remarried there on 21 August 1755 to Johannes Ils, son of Johannes Ils & Dorothea Zacharias. The Ils family along with the Schössler step-children immigrated to Russia, arriving in the colony of Walter on 25 August 1767.

Son Johann Kaspar Schössler is recorded on the 1798 Census in Walter in Household No. 29. His sisters are recorded with the Ils family in Household No. 10.


- 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): Wt041, Wt042.
- Parish Records of Langenschwarz.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 297 & 301.

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