Mattias Kisselmann, a farmer, his wife Elisabeth, and his son Philipp (age 5) immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) arriving in the city of Schleswig on 4 July 1761.
They were last recorded in the Danish colonies on 12 January 1765. They joined the migration to Russia and settled in the Volga German colony of Balzer on 28 March 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 22.
In 1788, Mattias Kisselmann moved from Balzer to Anton.
In 1793, Martin Kisselmann moved from Balzer to Kukkus.
The 1767 census records that Mattias Kisselmann came from the German region of Wittenburg [Württemberg?]. The Eichhorns record that Matthias Kisselmann came from the German region of Kurpfalz.
- 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-816.
- 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): An35, Bz041, Kk40, Mv0043, Mv0076.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 78.