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Zahn (Biberstein)

Nikolaus Zahn, a farmer, his wife Johanna, and children (Johann [Michael], age 16; Anna [Margaretha], age 15; Anna [Elisabeth], age 11; Johann, age 5) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Franz Nikolaus Schröder.

They are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Beauregard in Household No. 6 along with a note that they relocated to the Volga German colony of Biberstein in 1768.

In 1771, Louisa Holtz moved from Boisroux and married Ludwig Zahn in Biberstein.  She took her son Gottfried with her.

Wulf (Brabander)

Gabriel Wulf, a baker (Bäcker), his wife Antonia, and children (Marianna, age 8; Johann, age 6) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the ship Die Neue Freiheit von Bremen under the command of Skipper Steingrawer.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Brabander on 13 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 7.

The 1767 census records that Gabriel Wulf came from the German village of Belingen in the Kurpfalz region.

Wilhelm (Huck)

Friedrich Wilhelm, a single farmer, arrived together from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 9 August 1766.

He settled in the Volga German colony of Huck on 17 August 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 88 along with his new wife Elisabeth.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Friedrich Wilhelm came from the German region of Isenburg. The 1767 census records that he came from the German region of Hanau.

Wiederkeer

Johann Wiedecker [sic], his wife Anna, and children (Lorenz, age 6; Anna, age 3) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the ship Der Jager under the command of Skipper Gabriel Wild.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Laub on 12 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 18 along with his new wife Philippina.

Weis(s) (Orlovskaya)

Johann[es] Weiss, a farmer, his wife Anna, and sons (Johann, age 13; Konrad, age 8) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 10 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Nikolaus Peter Pink.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Orlovskaya on 3 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 34.

In 1782, Konrad Weiss moved from Orlovskaya to Näb.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Weiss came from the German region of Darmstadt. The 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Immenrode.

Weis(s) (Bettinger)

Kaspar Weiss, a farmer, his wife Anna, and children (Katharina, age 13; Andreas, age 3) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 10 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Nikolaus Peter Pink.

They are recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Nieder-Monjou in Household No. 99 along with a note that they relocated to the Volga German colony of Bettinger in 1768.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Kaspar Weiss came from the German region of Darmstadt.

Wechter

Andreas Wechter, a farmer, his wife Maria, and daughter Anna (age 22) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 18 June 1766 aboard the ship Mann und Frau under the command of Skipper Daniel Berg.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Jost on 5 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 47.

The 1767 census records that Andreas Wechter came from the German village of Niesau [?] in the Dessau region.