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[Johann] Georg Jakob Weirauch, a farmer, his wife Eva Katharina, and children (Johann Friedrich, age 11; Margaretha Philippina, age 3) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 13 September 1766 aboard the Russian galliot Citadel under the command of Midshipman Grigory Bukharin.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Schwab on 12 September 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 30.

In 1790, Jakob Weirauch and his family moved from Schwab to Dobrinka.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Georg Jakob Weirauch came from the German region of Erbach.


- 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): Db83, Sb02, Mv2675
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 133.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #5260 (p.334).

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Brent Mai

Entry from the Oranienbaum passenger list recording Georg Jakob Weirauch and his family.
Source: Brent Mai.

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