Weißbäcker

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Weißbäcker
Weisbecker
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Johann Jakob Weißbäcker, a farmer, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard the galliot Anna Katharina under the command of Skipper Johann Joachim Janson.

They are recorded on the 1767 list of Beauregard recruits in Household No. 53. They settled in the Volga German colony of Zug.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Jakob Weißbäcker came from the German region of Mainz while the Beauregard list records that he came from the village of Orb.

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): Zg31.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 359.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3920.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies