Peter Köhler and Elisabeth --

Peter Köhler was born in about 1727 in Losen, an unidentified town in the Electorate of Trier in Germany. He was Catholic and a farmer.

Peter married Elisabeth --. Elisabeth was born about 1734 in Germany. She married first Hans Adam Hein, who probably died during the process of moving from Germany to a settlement in Russia.

The Köhlers settled in Chasselois, Russia 2 August 1766. This German colony was destroyed by the Kirghiz (nomadic tribesmen who raided the colony) in 1785 and the survivors moved to other colonies.  It is not known how many of the family were killed, how many were captured and sold as slaves, and how many survived but in 1798, there was a Michael Hein in Graf, a Maria Hein and her husband in Louis, a Katharina Köhler in Graf, and Matthias Hein in Mariental, all reportedly from Chasselois, who are probable surviving family members.

Hans Adam and Elisabeth's children (probably born in Germany) are:
  1. Probably Matthias Hein, born in about 1753, living in Mariental in 1798 (where he is listed as being from Chasselois, though he does not appear on the Chasselois First Settlers List), married 1) -- -- and 2) Elisabeth Weber.
  2. Michael Hein, born in about 1755, married Elisabeta Frank (b. abt. 1767 in Kaneau, Samara, Russia).
  3. Susanna Hein, born in about 1756.
  4. Maria Hein, born in about 1759, married 1) Peter Stoller (b. abt. 1744 in Trier, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany, settled in Chasselois with his first wife Margaretha) and 2) Matthias Bollig (b. abt. 1766 in Trier, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany or on the way to Chasselois, settled in Chasselois with his family 2 Aug 1766), lived in Louis, Samara, Russia.
  5. Sebastian Hein, born in about 1765.


Peter and Elisabeth's probable child is:

  1. Katharina Köhler, born in about 1776 in Chasselois, Saratov, Russia, married Andeas Jeckel (b. abt. 1773 in Graf, Samara, Russia, d. 1822 in Graf, Samara, Russia), listed in Graf, Russia in 1798 (but may have been temporarily in the colony of Stahl am Kamaran or Schwed due to a loss of the family's livestock to plague).

There may or may not have been other Köhler children, perhaps some who died in the massacre, but they were not currently known because of the gap in records.

Sources: 

  1. Email from Wadim Eichmann to Darryl Boyd, reporting the research by Dr. Igor Pleve in church records in Russian archives, January 2020.
  2. Pleve, Igor, Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767, Band 1 (Kolonien Anton - Franzosen), Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999.
  3. Mai, Brent Alan, 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture, Volumes 1 and 2, Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999.
  4. Leus, Pavel M. (trans.) and Rupp, Kevin D. (comp.), Graf, Russia (Krutoyarovka): A census of the colony, December 10, 1834, Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2001.



Church Records
"Herzog was in same parish with Graf, so prof. Pleve decided to look for Elisabetha Jegel/Jäckel/Eckel in other colonies of same parish. He found her birth record in 1809. Attached. She was born on 18th of March and baptized on the next day. Parents were Andreas Jeckel and Katharina Koller? Anyway, this couple is listed in 1798 Graf census in household Gf05, and they have names Andreas Jäkel and Katharina Kohlner. About name Anna: in this parish only first names are given for both male and female. Second name is the name of godfather for males and godmother for females. Godparents were Adam and Elisabeth, which makes Anna Elisabeth :)"

Source: Email from Wadim Eichmann to Darryl Boyd, reporting the research by Dr. Igor Pleve in church records in Russian archives, January 2020.


First Settlers List

Kolonie Cheisol
gegr
ündet am 2. August 1766


7. Köhler, Peter, 39, kath., Ackerbauer aus Trier, Losen?
Frau: Elisabeth, 32
in der Kolonie eingetroffen am 2.8.1766
erhalten von der Kanzlei in Petersburg 12 Rbl., von der Voevodenkanzlei inSaratov 150 Rbl.
nach dem Tode des Kolonisten Hans Adam Hein bei der Ehefrau verbliebene Schulden von 18 und 150 Rbl.
1768 gab es in der Wirtschaft 2 Pfd., 2 K
ühe, gerflügt: 1/2 Des., gesät: 4 Četverik Roggen

7a. Hein, Michael, 11
Stiefsohn
Br.: Sebastian, 1,5; Schw.: Susanna, 10; Maria, 7
leben nach dem Tode des Vaters Hans Adam Hein im Haushalt ihres Stiefvaters Peter
Köhler


13. Bollich, Nicolaus, 32, kath., Ackerbauer aus Trier
Frau: Margaretha, 26
Ki.: Matthias, 1/2; Anna Barbara, 7; Margaretha, 4
in der Kolonie eingetroffen am 2.8.1766
erhalten von der Kanzlei in Petersburg 16 Rbl., von der Voevodenkanzlei inSaratov 150 Rbl.
1768 gab es in der Wirtschaft 2 Pfd., 2 K
ühe, gerflügt: 1/2 Des., gesät: 4 Četverik Roggen


34. Stoller
, Peter, 22, kath., Ackerbauer aus Trier
Frau: Margaretha, 32, aus
Würzburg
in der Kolonie eingetroffen am 2.8.1766
erhalten von der Kanzlei in Petersburg 4 Rbl., von der Voevodenkanzlei inSaratov 150 Rbl.
nach dem Tod des Kolonisten Johannes Werner bei der Ehefrau verbliebene Schulden von 14 und 150 Rbl.
übernommen
1768 gab es in der Wirtschaft 2 Pfd., 1 K
uh, gesät: 4 Četverik Roggen

34a. Werner, Johannes, 9, kath., aus Würzburg
Stiefsohn
Br.: Christoph, 2
leben nach dem Tode ihres Vaters Johannes Werner im Haushalt des Stiefvaters Peter
Stoller

Source: Pleve, Igor, Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767, Band 1 (Kolonien Anton - Franzosen), Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999.



1798 Russian Census
Graf
Gf05     Friedrich Jäkel               h              50          
this family lost its livestock to plague and is currently located in Stahl am Karaman and
                                                                                    Schwed where they are herding cattle for the inhabitants there; they have been there since
                                                                                    the beginning of this year
             Anna Maria Laber        sp             4(?)        from Herzog; formerly married to Hofstetter; age illegible
             Heinrich                          s               19  
             Barbara                          d              15   
             Katherina                       d              13   
             Magdalena                   d               6    
             Andreas                          s               25          Burghard's [sic] [Jäkel's ?] son by his deceased wife
             Katherina Kohlner         dl              22          from Chasselois
             Anna Maria                   d               32          Burghard's [sic] [Jäkel's ?] daughter by his deceased wife; working in Louis
             Nikolaus Obermann     sl               39           from Katherinenstadt; working in Louis

Workers: 4
Horses: 3
Cows: 4
Swine: 4

Planted - 1796/1797
Wheat: 1 chetvert 2 chetverik
Millet: 1 chetverik

Harvested - 1797
Wheat: 8 chetvert 6 chetverik
Millet: 1 chetvert 4 chetverik
Potatoes: 2 chetvert 2 chetverik
...

Gf30     Michael Hein                   h            37             from Chasselois
             Elisabeth Frank                sp           31             from Kaneau
             Lorenz Hein                      s             10
             Margaretha Hein            d             7
             Maria Teresia Hein          d             1

Workers: 1
Horses: 5
Cows: 7
Swine: 8
Chickens: 15

Planted - 1796/1797
Wheat: 1 chetvert 4 chetverik
Millet: 1 chetverik
Potatoes: 6 chetverik

Harvested - 1797
Wheat: 9 chetvert 5 chetverik
Millet: 2 chetvert 2 chetverik
Potatoes: 2 chetvert 4 chetverik



Louis
Ls34     Mattias Bollig                     h             31            from Chasselois
            Maria Hein                         sp           36            from Chasselois; deceased husband: Peter Stoller
            Maria                                  d            5
            Anna Katharina Stoller     sd           14            father: Peter Stoller
            Elisabeth Stoller                 sd           8              father: Peter Stoller

Workers: 1
Horses: 5
Cows: 5
Swine: 8
Chickens: 12

Planted - 1796/1797
Rye: 1 chetvert
Wheat: 2 chetvert 4 chetverik
Barley: 4 chetverik
Oats: 1 chetvert
Millet: 1 chetverik

Harvested - 1797
Barley: 6 chetvert 2 chetverik
Oats: 12 chetvert 4 chetverik
Millet: 2 chetvert
Peas: 6 chetvert 2 chetverik
Potatoes: 1 chetvert


Mariental
Mt29    Matthias Hein*                   h            45            from Chasselois
             Elisabeth Weber               sp          21
             Baltasar Hein                     s            11            son by his 1st wife
             Maria Hein                         d           14            daughter by his 1st wife

Workers: 1
Horses: 10
Cows: 6
Swine: 8
Chickens: 10

Planted - 1796/1797
Wheat: 4 chetvert
Oats: 1 chetvert
Millet: 1 chetverik
Potatoes: 4 chetverik
Harvested - 1797
Wheat: 28 chetvert
Oats: 9 chetvert
Millet: 1 chetvert
Potatoes: 1 chetvert 2 chetverik


* Agricultural Census lists him as Mattias Heinz.

Source: Mai, Brent Alan, 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture, Volumes 1 and 2, Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999.


1834 Russian Census

Michael Hein
Birth: 1761                            From the colony of Chasselois (Chaisol), Russia
Spouse: Elisabeta Frank
Birth: 1767

Children
1M:    Lorenzius Hein
          Birth: 1788
          Spouse: Katherine ?

2M:    Michael Hein
          Birth: 1810               Graf (Krutoyarovka), Russia
          Spouse: Maria Katherine ?

Source:  Leus, Pavel M. (trans.) and Rupp, Kevin D. (comp.), Graf, Russia (Krutoyarovka): A census of the colony, December 10, 1834, Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2001.




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