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Willhelm Bangert, a miller, his wife Maria, their children (Georg, age 10; Anna, age 8; Johann, age 5; Heinrich, age 3; Katharina, age ½), and his single brother Johann [Heinrich] (age 26) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Johann Gottfried Seelender. The brothers Bangert did not settle in the same colony.

(1) Wilhelm Bangert died after arrival in Russia, and his widow remarried to Christian Gottfried Dietel. They settled in the Volga German colony of Dietel on 1 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 1 along with her son and daughter.

(2) Johann Heinrich Bangert, a farmer, and his new wife Katharina Dorothea settled in the Volga German colony of Bangert on 1 July 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 1. There is also a note on the 1767 census identifying Johann Heinrich Bangert as the major (Vorsteher) of the colony.

The 1767 census of Bangert records that Johann Heinrich Bangert came from the German town of Niederlauken in the Nassau-Usingen area. This is consistent with the Oranienbaum passenger list which records that Wilhelm Bangert came from the Usingen region. The 1767 census of Dietel, however, records that Friedrich Bangert, son of Wilhelm, came from the German village of Runkel in the Kurpfalz region.


- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga: Economy, Population, and Agriculture (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Dt33.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 105, 279.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3400.

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