Werner (Susannental)

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Werner (Susannental)
Вернеръ (Susannental)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

There are two Werner families in Susannental. Their relationship to each other, if any, needs further research.

(1) Heinrich Weiner [sic], an orphan, is recorded on an appendix to the 1767 census of Paulskaya in Household No. 5 along with the Konrad Bischoff family. The 1767 census does not record a relationship between the Bischoff and Werner families.

In 1776, Heinrich Werner moved from Kind to Susannental. Johann Heinrich Werner from Kind and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Susannental in Household No. Ss03.

The 1767 census does not record from where Heinrich Werner came.

(2) Georg Werner, a farmer, and his brother Christoph (age 17) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.

Joh. Georg Werner (age 17) and Christian Werner (age 17) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Johann Georg Werner and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Susannental in Household No. Ss04.

There is a Johann Georg Werner of the appropriate age recorded as a single cloth weaver (Tuchweber) on an appendix to the 1767 census of Katharinenstadt in Household No. 40. The 1767 census records that this Johann Georg Werner came from the German village of Gönningen [?].

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Georg Werner came from the German region of Darmstadt.

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): Ss03, Ss04, Mv1280.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 331.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 353.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #5289, 5299.

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Pre-Volga Origin

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