Welsch (Seelmann)

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Welsch (Seelmann)
Вельшъ (Seelmann)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Peter Welsch, a farmer, his wife Anna, and children (Michael, age 8; Kunigunda, age 5; Barbara, age 3½; Margaretha, age ½) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Heinrich Sager.

Peter Welsch, his wife Anna, and children (Michel [sic], age 9; Cunigunda, age 6; Barbara, age 5) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Heinrich & Bonifacius Welsch, sons of Peter Welsch, are recorded on the 1798 census of Seelmann in Household No. Sm19.

Heinrich Wilhelm and Bonifacius Welsch and his son are recorded on the 1811 census of Seelmann in Household No. 19 along with a note that Heinrich Wilhelm had relocated to Neu-Kolonie in 1809.

Heinrich Welsch from Seelmann is recorded on the 1811 census of Neu-Kolonie in Household No. 5 along with a note that he had arrived in Neu-Kolonie from Seelmann in 1809.


- 1811 Neu-Kolonie Census (Household No. 5).
- 1811 Seelmann Census (Household No. 19).
- 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): Sm19.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766 (Saratov: State Technical University, 2010): #6170.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #7694-7698.

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Volga Colonies