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Johann Jakob Weißbäcker, a farmer, his wife Anna, and children (Anna, age 3½; Adam, age 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 Jacob Weisbeckert [sic], his wife Anna Maria, and children (Anna Margaretha, age 3½; Joh. Adam, age ½) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Johann Jakob Weißbäcker, his wife Maria, and daughter Margaretha (age 5) are recorded on the 1767 list of Beauregard recruits in Household No. 53.

Johann Jakob Weisbecker, his wife Anna Maria Kleispies, and their family are recorded on the 1798 census of Zug in Household No. Zg31.

Aloisius [Louis] Weissbecker, son of Anton Weisbecker & Maria Anna Strack from Zug, was born in Katharinenstadt.

[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.]

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.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #5710-5713.

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