Windemuth (Philippsfeld)

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Windemuth (Philippsfeld)
Виндемутъ (Philippsfeld)
Wendemuth (Philippsfeld)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Jacob Windemuth & Christiana [sic] Elisabeth Hilt were married on 15 July 1766 in the Lutheran Cathedral (Evangelische Kirche Dom) in Lübeck.

Jakob Windemuth, a farmer, and his wife Christina arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.

Jacob Wendemuth [sic] and his wife Christina Elisabeth are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Philippsfeld on 3 August 1767.  They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 39 along with 3-week-old daughter Anna.

In 1797, Georg Windemuth moved from Philippsfeld to Hockerberg.

Jakob Windemuth may be recorded on the 1798 census of Schaffhausen in Household No. Sh44.

The 1767 census records that Jakob Windemuth came from the German village of Weißenhasel in Hessen.


- 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): Hb02, Pp17, Sh44, Mv2321.
- Mai, Brent Alan & Dona Reeves-Marquardt. German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767): Origins and Destinations (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #176.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 411.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #5328.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #3381-3382.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Brent Mai

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