Weisheim

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Weisheim
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Discussion & Documentation: 

There are two Weisheim families that arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the galliot Die Fortuna under the command of Skipper Peter Stahl.

(1) Widower Johann Paul Weisheim, a farmer, and his son Johann Peter (age 20). Peter settled in the Volga German colony of Galka on 27 July 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 54.

(2) Johann Christian Weisheim (age 34) and his wife settled in the Volga German colony of Galka on 27 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 53.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Christian Weisheim came from the German village of Linden while Johann Paul came from the German village of Lindheim. The 1767 census records that both families came from the German village of Linden.

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): Gk22, Gk29.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 33, 34.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2263, #2268.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies