Weisheim (Galka)

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Weisheim (Galka)
Weißheim (Galka)
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On 13 March 1733 in Lindheim, Johann Paul Weißheim, son of Dietrich Weißheim, married Anna Katharina Krieger, daughter of Johann Peter Kreiger. Among their children recorded on the baptismal register of Lindheim are (1) Johann Christian, baptized 4 December 1733, and (2) Johann Peter, baptized 25 April 1746. On 27 February 1759 in Lindheim, son Johann Christian married Anna Maria Kress, daughter of Mattias Kress.

Widower Johann Paul Weisheim, a farmer, and his son Johann Peter (age 20) along with Johann Christian & his wife arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the galliot Die Fortuna under the command of Skipper Peter Stahl.

Peter along with Johann Christian & his wife settled in the Volga German colony of Galka on 27 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Households No. 54 & 53 respectively.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Christian Weisheim came from the German village of Linden while Johann Paul came from the German village of Lindheim. The 1767 census records that both families came from the German village of Linden.


- 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): Gk22, Gk29, Gk51.
- Parish register of Lindheim (LDS Film #1201736).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 33, 34.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2263, #2268.


Maggie Hein

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies