Werth / Wirth (Dietel)

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Wirth (Dietel)
Werth (Dietel)
Виртъ (Dietel)
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Heinrich Wirth, a single farmer, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 13 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Johann Grapp.

He settled in the Volga German colony of Dietel. The 1798 census records Heinrich Wirth in the neighboring colony of Merkel in Household No. Mr22.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Heinrich Wirth came from the German region of Pflaz.


- 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): Mr22.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 296.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5906.

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