Associated Colonies
Place of origin
Zwingenberg, Zwingenberg, Hessen, Germany

Konrad Bischoff was born about 1719 in Zwingenberg, south of Darmstadt, the eldest son of Wilhelm Bischoff.

He and his wife arrived from Lübeck at the port in Oraninenbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard the Love & Unity under the command of Thomas Fairfax. They are travelling with a 12-year-old son named Philipp, although the Zwingenberg Mannschaftsregister does not indicate any children. On the journey from Oranienbaum to Saratov, they are traveling alone without the son.

The couple arrived in Paulskaya on 3 August 1767 where they spent the winter. In the appendix (listing settlers moving elsewhere the following year) to the 1767 Census of Paulskaya, the Bischoffs are recorded with Heinrich Werner (age 17) in their household. No relationship between the Bishoffs and Heinrich Werner is recorded. If the Bischoffs and Mr. Werner stayed together, they must have moved to Kind in 1768 because, according to the Movement Tables that accompany the 1798 Census, Heinrich Werner left Kind in 1776 and moved to Susannental. The Bischoffs do not appear on the 1798 Census in any colony.



Kirschnick, Ulrich. Amt Zwingenberg/Bergstrasse Mannschaftsregister von 1771 (Darmstadt, 1992).

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).

Mai, Brent Alan, trans. & ed.  Transport of the Volga Germans from Oranienbaum to the Colonies on the Volga: 1766-1767 (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1998): entries 1045-1046.

Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 353.

Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): 343.

Bill Pickelhaupt