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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.

Weber (Laub)

[Johann] Michael Weber, a farmer, his wife Christina, and children (Johann, age 3; Johann Adam Heinrich, age not recorded) 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. 12.

The 1767 census records that Johann Michael Weber came from the German village of Tennig [?] in the Ansbach region.

Wanstendorf

Wilhelm Kummersdorf [sic], a farmer, his wife Anna, and children (Mathias, age 20; Anna Maria, age 18) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard the snow-brig Die Frau Dietrika under the command of Skipper Joachim Friedrich Luhn.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Semenovka on 24 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 16 under the surname of Wanstendorf.

Son Mathias Gundersdorf [sic] is recorded on the 1798 census of Semenovka in Household No. Se64.

Walter (Ober-Monjou-2)

Georg Walter, a blacksmith, his wife Charlotta, and son Valentin (age 14) 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.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Ober-Monjou on 7 June 1767 where widow Charlotta is recorded on the 1767 census in Household No. 94.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Georg Walter came from the German region of Bayern while the 1767 census records that Charlotta came from the German village of Koßwig.

Walt

Immanuel Walt, a farmer, his wife Augusta, and children (Sophia, age 13; Dorothea, age 10; Andreas, age 7) 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.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Boisroux on 7 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 11.

The 1767 census records that Walt Immanuel came from the German region of Köthen along with a note that he was born in the village of Diesdorf.