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.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Köhler on 21 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 38 along their stepfather Adam Weiss and his new wife Gertrude.
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. 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.
- 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.
- 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.