Weisheim (Balzer)

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Weisheim (Balzer)
Вейсгеймъ (Balzer)
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Johann Adam Weisheim was married in Düdelsheim on 21 November 1736 to Sophia Maria Preußer, daughter of Christophel Preußer & Anna Margaretha de Malade. They have four sons: Johann Conrad (1738), Johann Heinrich (1741), Johannes (1744), and Johann Adam (1748). Johann Adam, the father, died in Düdelsheim and was buried there on 22 June 1762. His widow and their four sons immigrated to Russia, arriving from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard a packet-boat under the command of Lieutenant Pyotr Malinkov.

All settled in the Volga German colony of Balzer on 18 June 1767. Widow Sophia and her youngest son (who had been baptized in Düdelsheim on 28 April 1748) are recorded there on the 1767 Census in Household No. 88.

Johann Conrad Weisheim was baptized 1 May 1738 in Düselheim. He married there to Maria Margaretha Schwartz, daughter of Johann Heinirch Schwartz. She was also baptized in Düselheim on 24 September 1729. Their son Johann Heinrich was baptized in Düselheim on 25 November 1764. The three of them are recorded on the 1767 Census of Balzer in Household No. 57.

Johann Heinrich Weisheim was baptized in Düdelsheim on 22 May 1741. He arrived with his mother in Oranienbaum, but by the 1767 Census of Balzer he is married and recorded there in Household No. 58. By 1798, Heinrich Weisheim from Balzer is living in Anton, recorded on the 1798 census in Household No. An30.

Weisheim was baptized in Düdelsheim on 20 September 1744. He, too, arrived with his mother in Oranienbaum, but by the 1767 Census of Balzer he is married and recorded there in Household No. 58.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that the Weisheim family came from the German region of Isenburg.


- Bonner, Wayne H. Volga German Settlers Identified in Isenburg and Other German Church Records Part I (Gardena, CA: Wayne Bonner, 2007): 29, 36.
- Düdelsheim Parish Records (LDS Intl Film #1201789).
- Decker, Klaus-Peter, Büdingen als Sammelplatz der Auswanderung an die Wolga 1766 (Büdingen: Geschichtswerkstatt Büdingen, 2009): 87-88.
- 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): An30, Bz022, Bz051, Bz093.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 88, 98.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1224, #1225.


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