An article by Hermann Wäschke records the following going to Russia:
(unnamed) Wede, a court bailiff (Gerichtsdiener), with wife and 3 children, from Fraszdorf in the district of Dessau.
Christoph Wede, a farmer, his wife Katharina, and sons (Karl, age 17½; Christoph, age 15) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.
Christoph Weede [sic], his wife Anna Catha., and children (Carl, age 17; Christoph, age 15; Georg, age 2; Margaretha [age not recorded]) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that son Georg died en route.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Paulskaya on 7 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 31.
In 1785, Karl Wede ran away from Paulskaya after he shot his wife.
In 1790, Gottfried Wede moved from Paulskaya to Krasnoyar.
The 1767 census records that Christoph Wede came from the German village of Fraßdorf in the region of Dessau.
- 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): Ks113, Pl52, Pl59, Mv2202, Mv2225.
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt. German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #1170.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 338.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1305.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #0603-0608.
- Wäschke, Hermann. "Deutsche Familien in Russland" in Roland, Archiv für Stamm- und Wappenkunde, Jubiläumsschrift, 18 January 1912: 83.