Weis(s) (Köhler)*

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Weiss (Köhler)*
Weis (Köhler)*
Weitz (Köhler)*
Settled in the Following Colonies: 
Pre-Volga Origin: 
Discussion & Documentation: 

The parish register of St. Andreas Church in Neuenberg records the birth of Johann Adam Weitz, son of Johann Adam & Magdalena Weitz, on 25 December 1726.

The marriage of Johann Adam Weitz to Maria Gertrude Weinbörner, widow of Johann Georg Weinbörner, is recorded on 24 November 1763 in the parish register of St. Blasius Catholic Church in Fulda.

Adam Weiss, a farmer, his wife Maria, and [step]children (Katharina, age 17½; Johann [Georg], age 12; Andreas, age 11) [surname of stepchildren is Weinbender according to later records] arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Johann Skott.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Köhler on 21 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 38.

Adam Weiss is recorded on the 1798 census of Köhler in Household No. Kl29.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Adam Weiss came from the German region of Fulda.

There are no surviving male lines of this Weis(s)/Weitz family among the Volga German colonies.

Sources: 

- 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): Kl29.
- Parish register of St. Andreas Catholic Church in Neuenberg.
- Parish register of St. Blasius Catholic Church in Fulda.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 368.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3799.

Researcher(s): 

Max Weinbinder

Brent Mai

Entry from the parish register of St. Blasius Catholic Church in Fulda recording the marriage on 24 November 1763 of Johann Adam Weitz & widow Maria Gertrude Weinbörner.
Source: Max Weinbinder.

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies