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Wolf (Kraft)

[Johann] Friedrich Wolf, a farmer, and his wife Maria arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Johann Skott.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Kraft on 18 August 1767. Friedrich is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 49 along with his new wife Elisabeth.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Friedrich Wolf came from the German region of Mainz. The 1767 census records that Friedrich Wolf came from the German village of Weiler in the Isenburg region.

Wasmuth (Katharinenstadt)

Christian [Friedrich] Wasmuth, a butcher (Fleischer), his wife Sophia, and children (Sophia, age 5½; Johann, age ½) 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 Katharinenstadt on 7 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 14.

In 1798, Georg Philipp Wasmuth left Katharinenstadt.

Wasmuth (Ernestinendorf)

Johann [Peter] Wasmuth and his wife Anna 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 Ernestinendorf on 3 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 9.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Wasmuth was a farmer from the German region of Solms. The 1767 census records that Peter Wasmuth was a baker (Bäcker) from the German village of Fauerbach in the Solms region.

Walwetz

Widower Andreas Walwetz, a craftsman (Handwerker), settled in the Volga German colony of Dreispitz on 16 September 1766. He is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 26 along with a note that he is living with the Christian Wilhelm family.

The 1767 census records that Andreas Walwetz came from the German town of Magdeburg in the Brandenburg region.

Walter (Stahl am Karaman)

Johannes Walter, a craftsman (Handwerker), settled in the Volga German colony of Stahl am Karaman on 9 July 1766 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 7. A note on the 1767 census indicates that he left his wife in Germany.

The 1767 census records that Johannes Walter came from the German region of Neuberg.

Wagner (Straub)

Konrad Wagner, a farmer, his wife Anna, and daughter Maria (age 2) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 18 June 1766 aboard the hooker Anna Katharina under the command of Skipper Adolph Scharpenberg.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Straub on 12 May 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 17.

The 1767 census records that Konrad Wagner came from the German village of Hausen-Arnsbach in the Nassau-Usingen region.

Volmer (Brabander)

Jakob Volmer, a farmer, his wife Eva, and son Nikolaus (age 9) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Heidemann.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Brabander on 28 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 19. Son Nikolaus is recorded on the 1798 census of Hildmann in Household No. Hd33.

The 1767 census records that Jakob Vollmer came from the German village of Berlingen in the Kurmainz region.