Weitz (Yagodnaya Polyana)

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Weitz (Yagodnaya Polyana)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Johann Weitz, a farmer, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard the galliot Johannes under the command of Skipper Stahl.

They arrived in Yagodnaya Polyana on 16 September 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 Census in Household No. 19.

Johannes Weitz (age 39), his wife Katharina (age 30), and their son, Johann Heinrich (age 5) are from Eichelsdorf.

Sources: 

- Eichelsdorfer Auswanderer an der Wolga (in German)
- 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): Yp41.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 178.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6390.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies

Immigration Locations