Wen(t)zel (Näb-2)*

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Wenzel (Näb-2)*
Wentzel (Näb-2)*
Венцель (Näb-2*
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Georg Wenzel arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.

Georg Wentzell [sic] is recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

He is recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Nieder-Monjou (No. 46) along with a note that he relocated to the Volga German colony of Näb in 1768.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Georg Wenzel is a single farmer from the German region of Saxony.

The 1767 census records that Georg Wenzel was a widowed miller (Müller) from the German village of Coburg [?] in the region of Sachsen (Saxony).

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


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 214.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5563.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #3033.

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Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies