Werner (Luzern)

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Werner (Luzern)
Вернеръ (Luzern)
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Johann Philipp Werner & Maria Elisabeth Ruckemesser were married in Vilbel on 27 November 1759.

Johann [Philipp] Werner, a farmer, his wife Elisabeth, children (Katharina [Elisabeth], age 7; Anna, age 5; Johann[es], age ½), and his sister Katharina (age 18) 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.

Joh. Philip Werner, his wife Elisabetha, and children (Anna Catharina [should be his sister], age 18; Catharina, age 7; Anna Maria, age 5¼; Johannes, age ½) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that Anna Maria died en route.

Philipp Werner, a farmer, his wife Elisabeth, and children (Elisabeth, age 8; Johannes, age 2) are recorded on a list of Beauregard recruits appended to the 1767 census in Household No. 95.

Philipp Werner and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Luzern in Household No. Lz02.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann [Philipp] Werner came from the German region of Frankfurt am Main. The 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Niederursel in the Frankfurt am Main region.


- 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): Lz02.
- Parish register of Vilbel (LDS Film No. 0939213).
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 368.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5516.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #3711-3716.

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Brent Mai

Anastasia Berdakov

Entry from the 1798 census of Luzern recording the family of Philipp Werner.
Source: Anastasia Berdakov.

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies