Weinberger (Norka)*

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Weinberger (Norka)*
Вейнбергеръ (Norka)*
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Johann Christoph Weinberger, son of Johannes Weinberger from Bösgesäß, married on 4 January 1743 to Anna Magdalena Hoffman, daughter of Johann Christoph Hoffman from Mauswinkel.

The births of three of their children are recorded in the parish register of Bösgesäß: (1) Catharina, born 7 November 1743; (2) Anna Margaretha, born 20 November 1745; and (3) Johann Heinrich, born 22 May 1754. 

Daughter Catharina Weinberger married Johann Peter Kaÿser in Büdingen on 28 April 1766.  

Christoph Weinberger and his family immigrated to Russia. Christoph died before reaching Russia. His widow Magdalena and children (Margaretha, age 22; Johann, age 14) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Johann Skott.

Widow Magdalena Weinberg [sic] and her children (Anna Margreta, age 22; Johann Heinrich, age 14) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Magdalena remarried to Johannes Müller and they settled in the Volga German colony of Norka. The combined Müller and Weinberger families are recorded on the 1767 census of Norka in Household No. 171.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that the Weinberger family came from the German district of Isenburg.

There are no known surviving male lines of this family among the Volga German colonies.


- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt, German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #604.
- Parish register of Bösgesäß.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 275.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3672.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #2476-2478.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Brent Mai

Roger Burbank

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies