Walter (Göbel)

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Walter (Göbel)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Three children of Johann Caspar Walther of Eisenhammer immigrated to Russia. They arrived together from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Johann Skott.

(1) Johann Georg Hartmann Walther & Anna Gertraud Fuchs, daughter of Johannes Fuchs of Schlierbach, married in Schlierbach on 9 February 1758.  The parish register of Hellstein records the baptism of their son Anthon on 11 June 1758.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Göbel on 20 August 1767 are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 3.

(2) Johann Heinrich Walther & Maria Juliana Rödiger, daughter of Johann Peter Rödiger, married in Eisenhammer on 31 August 1744.  The Hellstein parish register records the baptisms of eight of their children: (1) Johanna Elisabeth, baptized 15 November 1744;  (2) Johann Heinrich Peter, baptized 24 January 1747; (3) Anna Gertraud, baptized 26 December 1750, died 2 March 1751; (4) Maria Christina, baptized 23 January 1752, died 13 December 1756; (5) Adam Philipp, baptized 27 April 1755; (6) Anna Margaretha, born 21 June 1758, baptized 25 June 1758; (7) Charlotte, born 18 October 1761, baptized 25 October 1761; and (8) Johann Georg Hartmann, born 22 January 1764, baptized 29 January 1764.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Göbel on 20 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 8 along with Heinrich's new wife Appolonia.

(3) Anna Catharina Walther & Johann Heinrich Fuchs, son of Johannes Fuchs from Schlierbach, were married in Schlierbach on 13 February 1758.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Norka and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 39. See the Fuchs family of Norka for further information about this family.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that these Walter families came from the German region of Isenburg. The 1767 census records that these Walter families came from the German village of Schlierbach.

It should be noted that these Walter families are recorded as Catholic in the Facius List, the Oranienbaum passenger list, and the 1767 census.  However, the marriages and children's baptisms are recorded in registers of the Protestant parish of Hellstein.

Sources: 

- Decker, Klaus-Peter, Büdingen als Sammelplatz der Auswanderung an die Wolga 1766 (Büdingen: Geschichtswerkstatt Büdingen, 2009): 117.
- List of those recruited by Johann Facius from 13 November 1765 to 18 February 1766.
- 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): Gb13, Gb17, Gb58.
- Parish register of Hellstein (which includes the villages of Schlierbach & Udenhain).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 38, 39.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3757, #3758.

Researcher(s): 

Maggie Hein

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies