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Johann Jakob Weißbäcker, a farmer, his wife Anna, and children (Anna, age 3½; Adam ¼) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard the galliot Anna Katharina under the command of Skipper Johann Joachim Janson.

Johann Jakob Weißbäcker, his [new] wife Maria, and [step-]daughter Margaretha (age 5) are recorded on the 1767 list of Beauregard recruits in Household No. 53. They settled in the Volga German colony of Zug where they are recorded on the 1798 census of Zug in Household No. Zg31.

[This Anna Maria Kleispies is believed to be the widow of Johannes Adam Basser. The marriage of Johannes Adam Basser & Anna Maria Kleespies is recorded on the parish register of St. Martin's Church in Orb on 3 July 1763. Adam Basser, a farmer, and his wife Anna arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 10 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Nikolaus Peter Pink. Anna Maria Kleespies had an illegitimate daughter named Margaretha who had been baptized on 2 May 1757 in Orb. Margaretha, however, does not appear on the Oranienbaum passenger list.]

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Jakob Weißbäcker came from the German region of Mainz while the Beauregard list records that he came from the village of Orb.


- 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): Zg31.
- Ortsfamilienbuch Bad Orb (ofb.genealogy.net).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 359.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3920, #4273.


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