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Zwinger

Widow Rosina Zwinger and her children immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein). Her son Johannes arried in Flensburg on 2 February 1762. Rosina and two additional children (Christina, age 19; Johann Georg, age 14) arrived in Flensburg on 12 June 1762.

They left the Danish colonies on 22 April 1765 and joined the migration to Russia.

Rosina settled in the Volga German colony of Kamenka on 6 July 1765. Her son Johann, a farmer, and his wife Christina settled there on 28 April 1766. They are recorded on the 1767 census of Kamenka in Households No. 41 and 46, respectively.

Neustadt bei Coburg, Kr. Coburg, Bayern

Neustadt bei Coburg (until 1850 called Neustadt an der Heyde, then Neustadt an der Haide until 1892) is located in the Upper Franconian region of the German State of Bayern (Bavaria).

Zeisel

Karl Zeisel, carpenter (Zimmermann), immigrated to Denmark (Schleswig-Holstein) arriving in Fridericia on 1 May 1760 with his wife and 3 children. They are last recorded among the Danish colonies on 31 December 1764.

Karl Zeisel and his family joined the migration to Russia. Karl, his wife Margaretha, and children (Marianna, age 16½; Joseph, age 8; Susanna, age 6; Anna, age 4; Martin, age 2½) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 20 May 1766 aboard the Russian galliot Katharina Eleonora under the command of Skipper Peter Röder.

Wild

Jakob Witt [sic], a weaver (Tuchweber), and his wife Ursula arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard the galliot Adler under the command of Skipper Paul Adam Drath.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Lauwe on 5 September 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 36.

The 1767 census records that Jakob Wild [sic] came from the German village of Beckenau [?] in the Wittenberg [Württemberg?] region.

Werner (Warenburg)

Johann Werner, a single farmer, arrived from Rewal at the port of Oranienbaum aboard the pink Slon under the command of Lieutenant Sergey Panov.

He settled in the Volga German colony of Warenburg on 12 May 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 7 along with his new wife Elisabeth.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Werner came from the German region of Friedberg while the 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Florstadt.

Werner (Kamenka)

The Werner children are recorded on the 1767 census of Kamenka in Household No. 1 along with the Samuel Bähr family. [The Werner family is believed to have settled in Kamenka in 1765 along with the first colonists. Following the death of the Werner children's father, their mother remarried to Samuel Bähr.]

In 1788, Franz Werner moved from Kamenka to Semenovka.

Franz Werner is recorded on the 1798 census of Semenovka in Household No. Se22. His sister, Juliana Werner, is recorded on the 1798 census of Kamenka in Household No. Km007.

Weitzeld

Christian Weitzeld, a single tailor (Schneider), arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.

He is recorded on the 1767 list of Beauregard recruits in Household No. 162 along with a note that he settled in the Volga German colony of Bettinger in 1768.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Christian Weitzeld came from the German region of Franken (Franconia) while the 1767 census records that Christian Wenzel [sic] came from the German village of Rheinweiler.

Weitzel (Kamenka)

Johann Weitzel, a farmer, his wife Katharina, and sons (Peter, age 22; Heinrich, age 17) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.