Weber (Seelmann)

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Weber (Seelmann)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

There are two Weber families that arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the ship Die Neue Freiheit von Bremen under the command of Skipper Steingrawer.

They both settled in the Volga German colony of Seelmann on 15 July 1767.

(1) Heinrich Weber and his wife are recorded on the 1767 census of Seelmann in Household No. 22.

(2) Johannes Weber and his wife are recorded on the 1767 census of Seelmann in Household No. 23.

The 1767 census records that both Heinrich & Johannes Weber came from the German village of Koerich in Luxembourg, but their relationship is not recorded.

Sources: 

- 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): Sm09.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 153.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1948, #1949.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies