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Martin Sessler, his wife Juliana, and children (Dorothea, age 2½; Johann Martin, age ¼) immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) arriving in Flensburg on 12 June 1762. They are last recorded among the Danish colonies on 22 April 1765.

They joined the migration to Russia and settled in the Volga German colony of Schulz.

Son Martin is recorded on the 1798 census of Schulz [errantly as Seiler] in Household No. Sz14.

The Eichhorns record that Martin Sessler came from the German region of Württemberg.


- 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-1569.
- 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): Sz14.

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