Weigand(t) (Norka-1)

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Weigandt (Norka-1)
Wigand (Norka-1)
Weigand (Norka-1)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Several Weigand siblings and cousins from Altwiedermus arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 9 August 1766 aboard the pink Slon under the command of Lieutenant Sergey Panov.

These families start with Friedrich Weÿgand, born about 1698, and Joachim Weÿgand, born 30 January 1700, both of whom are sons of Johannes Weÿgand.

(1) Friedrich Weÿgand married Dorothea Schreiner, daughter of Johannes Schreiner, in Wiedermus on 28 April 1718. They had one daughter, Christina, born on 18 March 1724.  Dorothea died on 17 October 1734, and Friedrich remarried to Anna Margaretha Kling, daughter of Otto Kling, on 5 April 1736.  This couple had three children, all born in Wiedermus: (1) Anna Dorothea, born 4 March 1737; (2) Caspar, born 18 January 1742; and (3) Catharina, born 15 February 1745.

Anna Dorothea married Nicolaus Müller. They settled in the Volga German colony of Norka on 15 August 1767 and Nikolaus and their children are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 12.

Caspar (b. 1742) and his new wife also settled in Norka on 15 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 10. On the Oranienbaum passenger list, Kaspar Weigandt is recorded as a farmer while on the 1767 census he is recorded as a craftsman (Handwerker).  Both documents record that he came from the German district of Isenburg.

Katharina and her husband Wolf Dietrich Biehn also settled in Norka on 15 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No.13.

(2) Joachim Weÿgand and Anna Margaretha Habermann, daughter of Conrad Habermann of Hüttengesäss, married on 4 December 1721.  They had four children: (1) Johann Caspar, born 16 September 1722; (2) Catharina, born 5 October 1725; (3) Johanna Maria, born 16 October 1728; and (4) Conrad, born November 1732.

Caspar (b. 1722) and his wife Catharina had two children: (1) Maria Elisabetha, born 8 March 1747; and (2) Johann Conrad, born 9 November 1749.   They settled in the Volga German colony of Kutter on 16 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 72.

Conrad Weigandt married Anna Christina, daughter of Johannes [surname unclear] on 21 May 1765. They and Conrad's sisters settled in Norka on 15 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 6.

Widower Konrad Weigandt, his children (Anna Margaretha, age 4; Katharina, age ¼), and sister [Joh]Anna Maria are recorded on the 1775 census of Norka in Household No. 24 along with orphan Thomas Bauer. The 1775 census does not record a relationship between the Weigandt and Bauer families.

On the Oranienbaum passenger list Konrad is recorded as a hosier (stocking maker) while on the 1767 census he is recorded as a craftsman (Handwerker). Both documents record that he came from the German district of Isenburg.

Konrad Weigandt served as the leader of the group with which he was travelling to the Volga region, and it is after him that Norka received its German name of Weigand.

Sources: 

- 1775 Norka Census (Household No. 24).
- 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): Nr024.
- Parish records of Wiedermus.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 493.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 229, 230, 231.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3995, #3999, #4010, #4011, #4012.

Researcher(s): 

Maggie Hein

Brent Mai

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