Weber (Dobrinka)

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Weber (Dobrinka)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Nikolaus Weber, a farmer, and his family immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein), arriving in Fridericia on 15 May 1760. They are last recorded in Denmark on 26 April 1763.

They joined the migration to Russia and settled in the Volga German colony of Dobrinka on 29 June 1764. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 8.

In 1796, Johann Adam Weber moved from Dobrinka to Schwab.

The 1767 census records that Nikolaus Weber came from the German village of Erstein [?] in the region of Birkenfeld [?].

Sources: 

- Eichhorn, Alexander, Jacob & Mary Eichhorn. The Immigration of German Colonists to Denmark and Their Subsequent Emigration to Russia in the Years 1759-1766 (Deiningen, Germany: Drukerei und Verlag Steinmeier GmbH & Co. Kg, 2012): B-1760.
- 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): Db34, Db57, Db67, Sb26, Mv0460.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 315.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Volga Colonies