Weigandt Morgenschweis, his wife Katharina, and children (Johannes, age 22; Anna, age 15; Peter, age 12; Anton, age 7; Wilhelm, age 4) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard the ship Der Junge Heinrich under the command of Skipper Heinrich Niemann.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Ober-Monjou.
In 1784, Peter Morgenschweis moved from Ober-Monjou to Luzern.
The Oranienbaum passenger list does not record from where Weigandt Morgenschweis came.
- 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): Lz17, Mv2070.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #7180.