Associated Colonies
Place of origin
Willofs, Hessen, Germany

Johann Heinrich Eisenach, son of Johann Valentin and Anna Maria Eisenach, was born in Willofs, northeast of Lauterbach. He was baptized the following day. He married Anna Margaretha.

They immigrated to Russia, arriving from Lübeck at the port in Oranienbaum on the pink Slon under the command of Lieutenant Sergey Panov along with their son Johann Valentin (age 1). They settled the following year in the Volga German colony of Frank and are recorded there on the 1767 Census in Household No. 74.

Son Johann Valentin is not recorded there with them.

Widower Heinrich Eisenach is recorded in Frank on the 1798 Census in Household No. Fk074.


-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).

Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 430.

Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): document No. 7289.

Brent Mai