Würtz (Yagodnaya Polyana)
Johann Georg Würtz, son of the late Johannes Würtz, and Anna Maria Loß, daughter of Johann Loß from Stornfels, married in Eichelsdorf on 29 July 1754. The baptisms of two of their three children have been located in the parish register of Eichelsdorf: (1) Johannes, baptized 7 November 1755; and (2) Johann Georg, baptized 22 July 1762.
The Würtz family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 14 September 1766.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Yagodnaya Polyana on 16 September 1767. Widow Anna Würtz and her three sons (Johannes, age 14; Johann Peter, age 11; Johann Georg, age 6) are recorded there on the 1767 Census in Household No. 55.
In 1786, Georg Würtz moved from Yagodnaya Polyana to Beideck.
The 1798 census of Yagodnaya Polyana records in Household No. Yp63 that Johannes Würtz is living in the colony of Merkel where he is working as a miller.
- Eichelsdorfer Auswanderer an der Wolga (in German)
- 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): Bd43, Yp63, Mv3037.
- Parish register of Eichelsdorf.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 187.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6481.