Johann Georg Abel, a craftsman (Handwerker), his [2nd] wife Elisabeth, and daughter Friederike settled in the Volga German colony of Schulz on 8 September 1766. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 9 [surname erroneously recorded as Gabel].
The 1798 census of Schulz records Georg Abel, Friedrika Weinberger's father, in Household No. Sz20.
The 1767 census records that Johann Georg Abel came from the German village of Meki Schrazau (Cyrillic = Меки Шрезау) [Metzenhausen?] in the Kurpfalz region. His wife Elisabeth came from the German village of Bischoff.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 121.
Entry from the parish register of Schulz recording the birth of Johann Gottfried Weinberger, son of Georg Weinberger & Friedrika Abel, on 1 January 1793.
Source: Karen Soeken.