Martin Weber & Maria Christina Hess, both from Wembach in the area of Hessen-Darmstadt, were married on 5 April 1766 in the City Lutheran Church of Friedberg.
Martin Weber, a weaver (Tuchweber), his wife Maria Christina, and daughter Anna Regina (age 1) 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 settled in the Volga German colony of Warenburg on 12 May 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 144.
The 1767 census records that Martin Weber came from the German village of Wech in the Darmstadt region.
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