Weis(s) (Semenovka)

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Weis (Semenovka)
Weiss (Semenovka)
Вейсъ (Semenovka)
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Orphan Heinrich [sic] Weiss (age 18), son of the deceased Johann Weiz, is recorded on the 1767 census of Göbel in Household No. 53 along with the Philipp Reiss family. The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Weiss and Reiss families.

A note on the 1767 census records that Heinrich Weiss relocated to the colony of Semenovka in 1768. Georg [sic] Weiss is recorded on the 1798 census of Semenovka in Household No. Se27.

The 1767 census does not record from where Heinrich / Georg Weiss came.


- 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): Se58.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 52.

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Brent Mai

Volga Colonies