Johann[es] Weinberger, a farmer, his wife Anna, and children (Johann Kaspar, age 16¼; Georg, age 13; Anna Elisabeth, age 7) 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.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Reinwald on 24 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 52 along with a note that the family relocated to the colony of Schulz in 1768.
The 1798 census of Schulz records that Georg Weinberger from Reinwald in Household No. Sz20.
The death of Georg Weinberger in 1821 is recorded on the 1834 census of Schulz in Household No.4.
The 1767 census records that Johannes Weinberger came from the German village of Gedern in the Stolberg region.
- 1834 Schulz Census (Households No. 4, 15, 49).
- 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): Sz20.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 43.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1658.
Entry from the Oranienbaum passenger list (#1658) recording the arrival in Russia of Johann Wienberger and his family.
Source: Brent Mai.