Werth / Wirth (Bangert)
Franz Wirth arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Johann Gottfried Seelender as the servant of Nikolaus Weirich.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Bangert on 1 July 1767. Nikolaus Weirich died 26 September 1767. Franz is recorded on the 1767 census of Bangert in Household No. 31.
The 1767 census records that Franz Wirth came from the German village of Zuzenhausen in the Kurpfalz 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): Bg05.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 113.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3419.