Wellinger (Wittmann)*

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Wellinger (Wittmann)*
Велингеръ (Wittmann)*
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Johann Adam Wellinger, a farmer, and his wife Anna arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Franz Nikolaus Schröder.

Johann Adam Wallinger [sic], his wife Anna, and daughter Maria Elisabeth (born en route) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that newborn Maria Elisabeth died en route.

He is recorded on a list of Beauregard recruits attached to the 1767 census in Household No. 69 along with a note that he relocated to the colony of Wittmann in 1768.

The 1767 census records that Johann Adam Wellinger came from Burinos [?].

There are no known surviving male lines of this family among the Volga German colonies.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 362.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6852.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #4768-4770.

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