Will (Wittmann)

Spelling Variations: 
Will (Wittmann)
Виль (Wittmann)
Wild (Wittmann)
Вилдъ (Wittmann)
Wiel (Wittmann)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Johann Wiel and his wife Gertrude arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 21 September 1766.

Johann Wiel [sic], his wife Gertrude, and daughter Anna Maria (age ¼) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

Johann Will and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Wittmann in Household No. Wm12.

On the 1834 census of Wittmann, descendants of this family are recorded with the surname of Wild in Household No. 83.


- 1834 Wittmann Census (Household No. 83).
- 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): Wm12.
- Oranienbaum passenger list #6726 [not included on the Kuhlberg List published by Igor Plehve].
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #4639-4641.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Brent Mai

Volga Colonies