Weirich (Bangert)

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Weirich (Bangert)
Вейрихъ (Bangert)
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Nicolaus Weirich, a stocking maker (Strumpfwircker) from the area of Dillenburg, & Anna Elisabeth Weÿer from the area of Dillenburg were married on 17 July 1766 in Pastor Möllraht's house in Lübeck. The marriage is recorded in the parish register of St. Jacob's Lutheran Church in Lübeck.

Nikolaus Weirich, a farmer, and his wife Anna arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Johann Gottfried Seelender along with a servant, Franz.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Bangert on 1 July 1767. Nikolaus died 26 September 1767.  Anna is recorded on the 1767 census of Bangert in Household No. 28 along with her newborn daughter Elisabeth.

The 1767 census records that Anna Maria came from the German village of Anspach in the region of Trier. The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Nikolaus Weirich came from the German region of Nassau.


- 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): #260.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 112.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3419.

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Volga Colonies