Wagner (Walter-1)

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Wagner (Walter-1)
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Johannes Wagner, son of Heinrich Wagner and Adelheid Pfanmöller, was born on 8 October 1736 in Wehrda. He married in 1761 in Wehrda to Anna Margaretha “Eva” Hämelmann, daughter of Daniel Hämelmann and Elisabeth Sippel. She had been born on 31 December 1740 in Wehrda. They had one child, Johannes, born 13 August 1763 in Wehrda.

They arrived in Russia on 14 September 1766, along with Johannes’s sister Anna Eva (born 7 September 1749 in Werda).

The family settled in Walter on 25 August 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 31.

According to the Werda Family Book, Johannes’s sisters Anna Catherina and Anna Margaretha also went to Russia, though they have not yet been identified in records in Russia.

The 1767 census of Walter records that Johann Wagner came from the German village of Wetzlos, a few kilometers northwest of Wehrda.


- 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): Wt085.
- Parish records of Wehrda (Archion.de).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 302.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6409.


Byron Wagner

Maggie Hein

Johannes Wagner family recorded in the Wehrda Family Book.
Source: Maggie Hein.

Heinrich Wagner family recorded in the Wehrda Family Book - indicating departure for Russia.
Source: Maggie Hein.

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies