Heidelbach (Walter)*

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Heidelbach (Walter)*
Гейдельбахъ (Walter)*
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[Johann] Heinrich Heidelbach, a single farmer, arrived from Reval [Estonia] at the port of Oranienbaum on 30 May 1766 aboard the pink Novaya Dvinka under the command of Lieutenant Ivan Perepechin.

He and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Walter in Household No. Wt016.

Heinrich Heidelbach is recorded on the 1834 census of Bettinger in Household No. 119 along with a note that he relocated to the colony of Walter.

The death of Heinrich Heidelbach in 1830 is recorded on the 1834 census of Walter in Household No. 236.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Heinrich Heidelbach came from the German region of Darmstadt.

There are no known surviving male lines of this Heidelbach family among the Volga German colonies.


- 1834 Bettinger Census (Household No. 119).
- 1834 Walter Census (Household No. 236).
- 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): Wt016.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): 465.

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Brent Mai

Entry from the Oranienbaum passenger list recording Heinrich Heidelbach.
Source: Brent Mai.

Volga Colonies