Andreas Wilhelm, a farmer, his wife Anna, and children (Anna, age 17; Elisabeth, age 15; Philipp, age 12; Maria, age 8) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766.
They settled in the Volga German colony of Reinwald on 10 June 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 51.
In 1788, Philipp Wilhelm moved from Reinwald to Krasnoyar. In 1797, Heinrich Wilhelm moved from Reinwald to Reinhard.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Andreas Wilhelm came from the German region of Isenburg while the 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Meerholz.
The burial register of Krasnoyar records the death of Johann Philipp Wilhelm in 1835 at the age of 79 and indicates that he was born in Gette[n]bach which is located north east of Meerholz.
- 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): Ks010, Rh15, Rw55, Mv2402, Mv2423.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 43.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3191.
Entry from the burial register of Krasnoyar recording the death of Johann Philipp Wilhelm in 1835 at the age of 79 along with a note that he was born in the German village of Gette(n)bach.
Source: Karen Soeken.