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Fischborn (Birstein), Main-Kinzig-Kreis, Hessen, Germany

Sebastian Bechtold (son of Sebastian Bechtold) and Anna Maria Lissman (daughter of Johann Georg Lissman) married on 25 November 1733.  Among their many children, all born in Fischborn, was Johann Georg Bechtold, baptized on 3 March 1742.  

Johann Georg arrived in Russia as a single man on 9 August 1766.  By the time of his arrival in Norka, he is married to Katharina (surname unknown). They are reported on the Norka First Settler's List in Family #96.  

Their son Johann Adam relocated to Dönhof in 1795.  


- Parish records of Unterreichenbach (including Fischborn, Hettersroth, Oberreichenbach, Obersotzbach, Radmühl, and Untersotzbach) on
- Facius List extractions
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010) p. 315
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Nordost-Institute, 2005): p. 254
- 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): Volume 2, p. 1131 

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