Weidemann (Wittmann)*

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Weidemann (Wittmann)*
Вейдеманъ (Wittmann)*
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Nikolaus Weidemann, a single man, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Hans Karholm along with his mother and stepfather Philipp Jung.

Nicolaus Weidemann is recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with his mother Catharina and stepfather Philipp Jung. A note on the transport list records that Catharina died en route.

Nikolaus Weidemann is recorded on an addendum of Beauregard recruits attached to the 1767 census in Household No. 78 along with his stepfather Philipp Jung and his stepfather's new family.

Philipp Jung and his family settled in the Volga German colony of Wittmann and it is assumed that Nikolaus Weidemann did as well.

There do not appear to be any surviving male descendants of this Weidemann family.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 364.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #7060.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #4525-4527.


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Brent Mai

Volga Colonies