Weis(s)bender

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Weisbender
Weissbender
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Konrad Weissbender, his wife Maria, and his mother Ursula arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard the Apollo under the command of Skipper Detlov Merberg.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Grimm and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 59.

The 1775 census of Grimm records them in Household No. 135.

In 1788, Konrad Weissbender and his family moved from Grimm to Müller.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Konrad Weissbender was a farmer while the 1767 census records that he was a craftsman (Handwerker).

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Konrad Weissbender came from the German region of Isenburg.

Sources: 

- 1775 Census of Grimm (No. 135).
- 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): Ml34, Mv0762.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 81.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5028.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Volga Colonies