Wilhelm (Zürich)

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Wilhelm (Zürich)
Вильгельмъ (Zürich)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Johann Andreas Wilhelm, his wife Anna, and children (Margaretha [sic], age 6; Ludewig, age 2½; Johann Jost, born en route) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that Ludewig died en route.

Andreas Wilhelm, a tailor (Schneider), his wife Anna, and daughter Dorothea (age 6) are recorded on a list of Beauregard recruits appended to the 1767 census of the Volga German colonies.

His children are recorded on the 1798 census of Zürich in Household No. Zr41.

The 1767 census records that Andreas Wilhelm came from the German village of Fronhausen.


- 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): Zr41.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 350.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #4475-4479.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies