Weigand(t) (Norka)

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Weigandt (Norka)
Wigand (Norka)
Weigand (Norka)
Settled in the Following Colonies: 
Discussion & Documentation: 

There are 3 Weigandt families that settled in the Volga German colony of Norka:

(1) Johann Konrad Weigandt, his wife Christina, and his 3 sisters (Katharina, age 40; Anna Maria, age 37; and Margaretha, age 19) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 9 August 1766 aboard the pink Slon under the command of Lieutenant Sergey Panov. Konrad Weigandt his wife, and two sisters settled in Norka on 15 August 1767.  They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 6.

On the Oranienbaum passenger list Konrad is recorded as a hosier (stocking maker) while on the 1767 census he is recorded as a craftsman (Handwerker). Both documents record that he came from the German district of Isenburg,

(2) Kaspar Weigandt (age 26), a single farmer, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 9 August 1766 aboard the pink Slon under the command of Lieutenant Sergey Panov.  He settled in Norka on 15 August 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 10 along with his new wife Katharina (age 32).

On the Oranienbaum passenger list, Kaspar Weigandt is recorded as a farmer while on the 1767 census he is recorded as a craftsman (Handwerker).  Both documents record that he came from the German district of Isenburg.

(3) Daniel Weigandt, a farmer from the district of Isenburg, and his wife, Anna Maria, settled in Norka on 15 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 78 along with his stepdaughter, Juliana Kaiser.

According to research by Ruth Schultz, the Weigandt family that settled in Norka can be found in the records of the Lutheran parish in Böhnstadt.

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): Nr024, Nr072.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 229, 230, 250.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3995, #4011.

Researcher(s): 

Ruth Schultz

Brent Mai

Immigrated to the following locations: 

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies

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