Weissberg

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Discussion & Documentation: 

Christian Weissberg and his wife Anna Katharina arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard the Danish galliot Nord Stern under the command of Skipper Detlev Belling.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Lauwe on 5 September 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 30.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Christian Weissberg was a miller while the 1767 census records that he was a boilermaker (Kesselschmied).

The 1767 census records that Christian Weissberg came from the Danish village of Burmintz.

Sources: 

- Mai, Brent Alan, trans. & ed. Transport of the Volga Germans from Oranienbaum to the Colonies on the Volga: 1766-1767 (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1998): 3296-3297.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 43.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5280.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Volga Colonies