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Valentin Wegener, a farmer, his wife Maria Regina, and children (Anna Margaretha, age 11; Johann Georg, age 7; Maria Katharina, age 1) are recorded on the 1767 census of Dietel in Household No. 28. They had settled there on 1 July 1767.

Georg Wegener from Dietel is recorded on the 1798 census of Degott in Household No. Dg06 along with a note that he is with his family in Bauer.

The 1767 census records that Valentin Wegener came from the German village of Minirzel [?] in the Kurpfalz region.


- 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): Dg06.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 290, 296.


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