Wen(t)z (Leitsinger)

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Wentz (Leitsinger)
Wenz (Leitsinger)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Michael Wenz, a farmer, and his wife Ursula arrived from Rewal at the port of Oranienbaum aboard the pink Slon under the command of Lieutenant Sergey Panov.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Leitsinger on 12 May 1767. Michael is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 76 along with a note that his wife had died on 20 November 1767.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Michael Wenz came from the German region of Mainz. The 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Stickersrusen [?] in the Kurtrier region.

Sources: 

- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 76.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #635.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Volga Colonies