Heinrich Weitzel, a farmer, and his wife Julianna arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 19 July 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Jakob Bauer.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Hussenbach. The 1798 census of Hussenbach records Heinrich Weitzel and his family in Household No. Hs007.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Heinrich Weitzel came from the German region of Darmstadt.
- 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): Hs007.
- Mai, Brent Alan, trans. & ed. Transport of the Volga Germans from Oranienbaum to the Colonies on the Volga: 1766-1767 (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1998): 7040-7041.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #2594.