Weber (Seelmann)

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Weber (Seelmann)
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Nicolaus & Catharina Weber had 9 children whose baptisms are recorded in the parish register of Canach: (1) Johannes, baptized 3 February 1735; (2) Heinrich, baptized 26 October 1736; (3) Margaretha, baptized 24 February 1740; (4) Petrus, baptized 3 April 1743; (5) Anna Catharina, baptized 27 January 1746; (6) Magdalena, baptized 21 October 1748; (7) Nicolaus, baptized 2 August 1751; (8) Johannes Jacobus, baptized 26 June 1754; and (9) Petrus, baptized 9 February 1757.

Son Heinrich Weber married Agnes Grün on 4 August 1764 in Canach.

The two oldest sons (Johannes & Heinrich) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the ship Die Neue Freiheit von Bremen under the command of Skipper Steingrawer.

They both settled in the Volga German colony of Seelmann on 15 July 1767.

(1) Heinrich Weber and his wife Agnes are recorded on the 1767 census of Seelmann in Household No. 22.

(2) Johannes Weber and his wife Maria are recorded on the 1767 census of Seelmann in Household No. 23.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that both Johannes & Heinrich Weber came from Luxembourg. The 1767 census records that the both came from the village of Kanug [Kanach] in Luxembourg.


- 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): Sm09.
- Parish register of Canach.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 153.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1948, #1949.


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