Wiesmer

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Wiesmer
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Widower Peter Wiesmer, a farmer, and his children (Anna, age 22; Johann [Philipp], age 20; Johannes, age 16; Margaretha, age 12; Katharina, age 9) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Nieder-Monjou on 3 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 57.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Peter Wiesmer came from the German region of Braunfels.

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): Nm26.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 197.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #4782.

Researcher(s): 

Brent Mai

Volga Colonies