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

The Lissmann families in Dönhof and Huck descend from a Lissmann family that initially settled in Norka. This family came from Fischborn, which is part of the Unterreichenbach parish.

The Unterreichenbach records report the following baptisms for children of Conrad Lissmann and his first wife: Anna Elisabeth, 18 Jul 1745; Johann Georg, 22 Dec 1749; and J. Heinrich, 14 Aug 1756. Conrad’s first wife died and he married Anna Maria on 16 Nov 1761. Their son Johann Heinrich was born on 10 Sep 1761 and baptized on 12 Sep 1761.

The Lissmann household arrived on 9 Aug 1766 aboard the Russian galliot "Strel'Na". Anna Maria must have died during the trip, because when they arrived in Norka, Conrad’s wife is listed as Katharina. They are documented in Norka household #92 in the 1767 census. 


- Parish records of Unterreichenbach on
- 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. 253.

Maggie Hein