Völler (Yagodnaya-Polyana)*

Spelling Variations: 
Völler (Yagodnaya-Polyana)*
Feller (Yagodnaya-Polyana)*
Weller (Yagodnaya-Polyana)*
Settled in the Following Colonies: 
Pre-Volga Origin: 
Discussion & Documentation: 

Johann Adam Völler [sic], a farmer, and his wife Anna Maria 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 Yagodnaya Polyana on 16 September 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 54 along with the orphan Peter Hartmann. The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Völler and Hartmann families.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Adam Völler [sic] came from the German region of Darmstadt. The 1767 census records that Johann Adam Feller [sic] came from the German village of Nidda.

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


- 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): Yp33.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 187.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #6052.


Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies