Weinbender (Köhler)

Spelling Variations: 
Weinbender (Köhler)
Weinbinder (Köhler)
Вейнбендеръ (Köhler)
Weinbörner
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Johann Georg Weinbörner married Maria Gertrud Gnauf/Knauf. The births of their children are recorded in the parish register of St. Blasius Church in Fulda: (1) Johann Christoph, born 12 May 1748; (2) Johann Adam, born 21 June 1750; (3) Sabina Barbara, born 11 November 1751; (4) Johann Georg Franz, born 11 September 1754; (5) Johann Andreas Blasius, born 12 April 1757; and (6) Johann Valentin, born 28 October 1759, died 18 June 1762. [The oldest son, Johann Christoph, remained in Germany and had a family there.]

The parish register of St. Andreas Catholic Church in Neuenberg records the death of Johann Georg Weinbörner on 30 May 1761. Maria Gertrude Weinbörner, widow of Johann Georg Weinbörner, married on 24 November 1763 in St. Blasius Catholic Church in Fulda to Johann Adam Weitz. Between the death of her first husband and marriage to the second husband, Maria Gertrud also had an illegitimate child: Maria Anna Katharina, born 12 August 1762, died 10 October 1762.

Katharina [Barbara] Weinbender and her brothers (Johann [Georg], age 12; Andreas, age 11) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Johann Skott along with their mother Maria and stepfather Adam Weiss.

Hans Georg (age 16) and Andreas (age 14) are recorded on the 1767 census of Köhler in Houseohld No. 38 along with their mother and stepfather Adam Weitz. They had settled there on 21 August 1767.

The surname Weinbender is recorded on neither the Oranienbaum passenger list nor the 1767 census, but subsequent records indicate that this is the surname of all three of these children.

Andreas and Georg Weinbender are recorded on the 1798 census of Köhler in Households No. Kl54 and Kl72, respectively. Their sister [Katharina] Barbara is recorded there as well in Household No. Kl79 married to Philipp Weinzettel.

Neither the Oranienbaum passenger list nor the 1767 census record from where the Weinbender family came.

Sources: 

- 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): Kl54, Kl72, Kl79.
- Parish register of St. Andreas Catholic Church in Neuenberg.
- Parish register of St. Blasius Catholic Church in Fulda.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 368.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3799.

Researcher(s): 

Max Weinbinder

Brent Mai

Entry from the parish register of St. Andreas Catholic Church in Neuenberg recording the death of Johann Georg Weinbörner on 30 May 1761.
Source: Max Weinbinder.

Entry from the parish register of St. Blasius Catholic Church in Fulda recording the marriage on 24 November 1763 of Johann Adam Weitz & widow Maria Gertrude Weinbörner.
Source: Max Weinbinder.

Entry from the parish register of St. Blasius Catholic Church in Fulda recording the birth on 11 November 1751 of Sabina Barbara Weinbörner.
Source: Max Weinbinder.

Entry from the parish register of St. Blasius Catholic Church in Fulda recording the birth on 11 September 1754 of Johann Georg Franz Weinbörner.
Source: Max Weinbinder.

Entry from the parish register of St. Blasius Catholic Church in Fulda recording the birth on 12 April 1757 of Johann Andreas Blasius Weinbörner.
Source: Max Weinbinder.

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