Weber (Balzer)

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Weber (Balzer)
Веберъ (Balzer)
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Johann Heinrich Weber, son of Hans Christian & Anna Appolonia Weber, was baptized 15 February 1715 in Büches. He married 22 February 1741 in Büches to Anna Margaretha Volckers, daughter of Matthaus & Anna Catharina Volckers. She had been born 29 December 1724 in Leutstadt near Büdingen.

The baptisms of several children of Johann Heinrich Weber & Anna Catharina Volckers are recorded in the parish register of Büches: (1) Anna Margaretha, baptized 27 December 1742; (2) Anna Maria, baptized 26 December 1753; (3) Ludwig Carl, baptized 8 October 1755; and (4) Elisabeth, baptized 27 November 1763.

Johann Heinrich Weber, a farmer, his wife Anna [Margaretha], and children (Anna, age 23; Eleonora, age 20; Anna Maria, age 15; [Karl] Ludwig, age 12) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum 8 August 1766 [name of ship and commander are unknown].

Widow Anna Margaretha and the children (Anna Margaretha, age 23; Anna Maria, age 17; Ludwig Karl, age 15) are recorded on the 1767 census of Balzer in Household No. 98. They had settled in Balzer on 8 August 1767.

Daughter Eleonora is recorded on the 1767 census of Balzer in Household No. 92 as the wife of Konrad Heil. [See Heil Family.]

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that this Weber family came from the German region of Isenburg.


- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Bz011, Bz106.
- Parish register of Büches.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 101.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3236.

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