Weitz (Seelmann)

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Weitz (Seelmann)
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Anton Weitz and his wife Anna arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the ship Der Jager under the command of Skipper Gabriel Wild.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Preuss on 15 July 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 122 along with a note that they relocated to the colony of Seelmann in 1768.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Anton Weitz was a farmer while the 1767 census records that he was a hunter (Jäger).

The 1767 census records that Anton Weitz came from the German village of Messelgrube [?] in the Kurmainz region.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 436.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2187.


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Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies