Heinrich Weitzel, a farmer, and his wife Katharina arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 29 August 1766 aboard the ship Apollo under the command of Skipper Detlov Merberg.
Heinrich settled in the Volga German colony of Kutter on 16 August 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 83 along with his new wife Elisabeth.
In 1789, Kazimir Weitzel moved from Kutter to Balzer.
The 1798 census of Kutter records in Household No. Kt47 that Johann Jakob Weitzel is working in Beauregard.
Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Heinrich Weitzel came from the German region of Isenburg.
- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Bz039, Kt47, Mv1463.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet 1764-1767 Band 2 (Goettingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis; 2001): 496.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5164.