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Johann Georg Meisner (1741 - abt. 1818)

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Johann Georg (Georg) Meisner aka Meisinger, Meniner, Meininger
Born in Reichelsheim, Reichelsheim (Odenwald), Odenwaldkreis, Hessen, Germanymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 31 May 1763 in Hohn, Denmarkmap [uncertain]
Descendants descendants
Died about in Grimm, Saratov, Russiamap
Profile last modified 21 Mar 2019 | Created 11 Feb 2016
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Volga German
Georg Meisner is a Volga German.
Georg Meisner has German Roots.


Family #40 in the 1775 Grimm census.

Family #54 in the 1798 Grimm census.

Family #97 in the 1834 Grimm census.

Note: His surname appears spelled in different ways in all three censuses. The spelling in the earliest census (1775) is probably wrong; it was based on how the census taker thought the name was spelled. Incorrectly spelled names appear corrected in the 1798 and 1834 censuses, almost always with the same spelling of the name in Germany. For this reason, I'm not using the earliest census to get the original spelling of the name. Census takers got some of the names wrong, and the families corrected the spelling in later years.

Alternate spellings for Johann Georg: Meisner, Meisinger, Menier, Meininger.

Johann Gottlob Meisner, son of Michael Meisner & Anna Katharina Haag, was from Reichelsheim, southeast of Darmstadt. He married there on 16 September 1732 to Elisabeth Catharina Lauth, daughter of Adam Lauth & Magdalena Körber. She was born 20 July 1712 in Klein-Gumpen. They have 4 sons born in Reichelsheim: Alexander (b. 8 December 1732), Johann Wendel (b. about 1735), Johann Georg (born 23 March 1741), and Johann Heinrich (born 17 March 1744). The Meisner family immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) where they settled in the colony of Julianenebene on 24 July 1761.

While in Denmark, son Johann Georg married Elisabeth Schäfer on 31 May 1763 in the colony of Hohn. Son Johann Heinrich married on the same day to Margaretha Barbara Risch.

On 10 January 1765, the Meisner brothers left Denmark and immigrated to Russia where they settled in the colony of Grimm. Heinrich is recorded in Grimm on the 1798 Census at Household No. Gm176.

In 1788, Johann Georg and Mattias Meisner moved from Grimm to Dinkel. In 1789, Konrad Meisner moved from Grimm to Straub.

Research Notes

Note by: Koreen Goodman 10 Dec 2018

  • Unable to find record in of birth. Based upon Dr. Brent Mai's research from Volga German Institute, birthdate obtained from LDS Parish records in Reichelsheim. Johann Georg was born in Reichelsheim along with four brothers.
  • Dr. Mai notes Johann Georg moved to Dinkel in 1788. Additional research required.
  • Unable to find marriage record in of marriage under Denmark or German marriages.
  • Dr. Mai's research based upon Dr. Gerhard Lang's records:
9c MEISNER (MEININGER) Johann Georg * 23.03.1741 Reichelsheim + 1818
9c oo 31.05.1763 Hohn SCHÄFER Elisabetha * 1746
9c Reichelsheim - Julianenebene - Grimm


  • The 1775 and 1798 Census of the German Colony on the Volga, Lesnoy Karamysh, also known as Grimm; Published by the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, Lincoln, NE, USA; Published 1995; family #40 in the 1775 census, Georg Meniner [Meininger?] [sic], age 33; family #54 in the 1798 census, Georg Meisinger [sic], age 57.
  • 1834 Census of Grimm in the District of Saratov, Russia, dated 2 February 1835; Translated by Brent Mai, Concordia University, Portland, Oregon; Published by Dynasty Publishing, Beaverton, OR, USA; Published 2011; page 31, family #97, line 1132, Georg Meisner, age 74 in 1816, deceased 1818.

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