Weidemann (Wittmann)

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Weidemann (Wittmann)
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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.

He is recorded on an addendum of Beauregard recruits attached to the 1767 census in Household No. 78 along with his stepfather Philipp Jung. 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.


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Volga Colonies