Wen(t)zel (Volmer)

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Wentzel (Volmer)
Wenzel (Volmer)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

There are two Wenzel families that settled in the Volga German colony of Volmer on 18 July 1767. Their relationship to each other is not recorded on the 1767 census, but they are presumed to be brothers.

(1) Wilhelm Wenzel (age 30), a farmer, is recorded on the 1767 census of Volmer in Household No. 25 along with his wife Katharina and [step]children (Burghardt, age 20; Katharina, age 14; Appolonia, age 13; Anna Margaretha, age 4).

(2) Burghardt Wenzel (age 37), a farmer, is recorded on the 1767 census of Volmer in Household No. 26 along with his wife Marianna.

The 1767 census records that both of these Wenzel families came from the German village of Alzey in the Kurpfalz region.

Sources: 

- 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): Vm10, Vm40.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 289, 290.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies