Widower Johann Heinrich Weisgerber and his 6 children immigrated to Russia: (1) Anna Maria, born 6 August 1741; (2) Christoph, born 1744; (3) Johann Phillip, born 21 December 1749; (4) Johannes, born 20 August 1752; (5) Johann Heinrich, born 13 March 1755; and (6) Wolf Heinrich, born 27 November 1757. All of the children were born in the German village of Wächtersbach.
Widower Heinrich Weisgerber, a farmer, and his children (Anna, age 24; Christoph, age 22; Katharina, age 20; Philipp, age 17½; Johann, age 14; Heinrich, age 13; Wolf, age 8) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766. The parents did not survive the trip to the colonies. The children settled in the Volga German colony of Huck on 1 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 Census in Household No. 33.
In 1786, son Wolf Heinrich Weisgerber moved from Huck to Walter.
By 1798, son Johann Heinrich Weisgerber was living in the colony of Norka.
- 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): Hk18, Nr042, Wt005.
- Parish records of Wächtersbach.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 74.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3145.
Entry on the Oranienbaum passenger list recording the family of Heinrich Weisgerber.
Source: Brent Mai.