Weber (Walter)*

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Weber (Walter)*
Веберъ (Walter)*
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Johann Balthasar Weber, son of Johann Ludwig Weber & Elisabeth Margaretha Konrad, was born on 3 November 1718 in Erlau and died there on 22 February 1786. He married 9 April 1736 in Frankisch-Crumbach to Elisabeth Margaretha Weber. She had also been born in Erlau on 28 September 1718.

Johann Balthasar & Elisabeth Margaretha Weber have 4 known daughters: (1) Anna Maria, born 21 May 1740 in Erlau; (2) Anna Margaretha, born about 1744; (3) Christina, born about 1750; and (4) Eva, born about 1752.

Anna Maria Weber had married on 6 May 1766 in Fränkisch-Crumbach to Johann Philipp Walter.  Anna Margaretha married Christoph Lichtenberger. These two families immigrated to Russia, arriving from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 19 September 1766 aboard a chilp under the command of Skipper Johann Hermann Anderson. Philipp Walter & Anna Maria are recorded along with Eva Weber (age 15), and Christoph Lichtenberger & Anna Margaretha are recorded along with Christina Weber (age 16).

These 4 daughters settled in the Volga German colony of Walter on 25 August 1767.

Johann Philipp Walter & Anna Maria Weber are recorded on the 1767 census of Walter in Household No. 41 along with Anna Maria's sisters Christina (age 16½) and Eva (age 15½). The 4th sister (Margaretha, age 23) is recorded in Household No. 42 along with her husband Christoph Lichtenberger.

There are no known surviving male lines of this Weber family among the Volga German colonies.


- 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, 2008): Wt095, Wt096.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 304.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6554, #6555.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Heinz-Otto Haag

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies