Ernst Wiegandt, his wife Francisca, and their children (Peter, age 16; Margaretha, age 14; Wilhelm, age 11; Christina, age 9; Gertruda, age 3; Elisabeth, age 1) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Hans Karholm.
Ernst died and Francisca remarried Jakob Fey. Francisca then also died. The surviving Wiegandt children are recorded on the 1767 census in a list of Beauregard recruits (No. 23) along with Jakob Fey and his new wife, Charlotte.
In 1797, Johann Konrad Wiegandt moved from Zürich to Biberstein.
Neither the Oranienbaum passenger list nor the 1767 census record from where this Wiegandt family came.
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