Reiswig (Stephan)

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Reiswig (Stephan)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

According to a publication by the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia titled "File on Those Colonists Departing in 1773; also about their dispatch to Saratov under escort of Kontora Cavalry Seargeant-Major Gomolka and the discharge of several colonists upon payment; No. 25882," the Conrad Reiswig family was from the German village of Hailer. They arrived in St. Petersburg from Lübeck aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Martin Friedrich Marcau on 29 May 1773.

This document records:

Conrad Reiswig, 39, from Hailer in Isenburg, Reformed, farmer
wife: Anna Maria, 35
son: Ernst Christian, 7
daughter: Anna Margaretha, 2

Conrad Reußwig, son of Johann Georg Reußwig, was born on 1 February 1734 in Niedermittlau, and baptized 7 February 1734. Anna Maria Reuter, daughter of Johann Heinrich Reuter, was born 17 September 1739, and baptized 20 September 1739. The couple was married on 26 February 1761 in Niedermittlau. Their son, Ernst Christian, was born in Gondsroth on 14 November 1766, and baptized on 16 November 1766. Their daughter, Anna Margaretha, was born in Gondsroth on 14 October 1771, and baptized on 20 October 1771.

This family is recorded on the 1798 Census of the colony of Stephan in Household No. Sp14.

This family is believed to be related to the Reiswig families that settled in Norka and Walter who are from nearby Neunhasslau.

Sources: 

- Ge-Volga-L on Rootsweb (http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/ger-volga/2009-11/1258657363).
- 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): 942.
- Parish records of Niedermittlau and Gondsroth.

Researcher(s): 

David Schmidt

Maggie Hein

Volga Colonies