Weis(s) (Bettinger)

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Weiss (Bettinger)
Weis (Bettinger)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Kaspar Weiss, a farmer, his wife Anna, and children (Katharina, age 13; Andreas, age 3) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 10 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Nikolaus Peter Pink.

They are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Nieder-Monjou in Household No. 99 along with a note that they relocated to the Volga German colony of Bettinger in 1768.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Kaspar Weiss came from the German region of Darmstadt.

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): Bt03.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 221.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4392.

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