Werth (Yagodnaya Polyana)

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Werth (Yagodnaya Polyana)
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Valentin Werth, a farmer, his wife Anna, and son Johann (age ¾) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 14 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Reders.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Yagodnaya Polyana on 16 September 1767. Widow Anna Margaretha Werth is recorded on the 1767 census of Yagodnaya Polyana in Household No. 48.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Valentin Werth came from the German region of Darmstadt. The 1767 census records that widow Anna Margaretha Werth came from the German village of Nidda.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): 185.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6488.


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