Philipp Leitsinger, a farmer, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 31 May 1766 aboard the pink Slon under the command of Lieutenant Sergey Panov.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Leitsinger on 12 May 1767 where they are recorded on the 1767 census in Household No. 1 along with a note that they resettled to the colony of Straub in 1768. The 1767 census of Leitsinger records that Philipp is serving as the mayor (Vorsteher) of the colony.
The 1767 census also records that Philipp Leitsinger is the mayor (Vorsteher) of the colony. It is after him that the colony was named.
The 1767 census records that Philipp Leitsinger came from the German village of Aschaffenburg in the Kurmainz region.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 63.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #589.