Weimar (Ober-Monjou)

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Weimar (Ober-Monjou)
Веймеръ (Ober-Monjou)
Weimer (Ober-Monjou)
Веймаръ (Ober-Monjou)
Settled in the Following Colonies: 
Discussion & Documentation: 

Johann Weimar, a farmer, his wife Margaretha, and son Christoph (age 2) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.

Johann Weymar [sic], his wife Margaretha, and son Christoph [age not recorded]  are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Ober-Monjou on 7 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 12.

In 1777, widower Johannes Weimar moved from Ober-Monjou to Beauregard.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Weimar came from the German region of Trier. The 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Limburg.


- 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): Mv2044.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 292.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1387.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #1381-1383.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies