Wagner (Walter-1)

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Wagner (Walter-1)
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Heinrich Wagner was born in 1700. He married in 1732 to Adelheid Pfanmöller. She had been born 20 December 1715.

The births of the following children to Heinrich Wagner & Adelheid Pfanmöller are recorded in the parish register of Wehrda: (1) Anna Catharina, born 6 May 1734, died 27 January 1810 in Wehrda; (2) Johannes, born 8 October 1736; (3) Anna Elisabetha, born 13 June 1739; (4) Johann Jakob, born 6 November 1742, died 3 September 1747; (5) Anna Catharina [again], born 25 January 1746; (6) Anna Eva, born 7 September 1749; (7) Anna Margaretha, born 31 August 1753; and (8) Johann Valentin, born 4 January 1758.

Father Heinrich Wagner died in Wehrda on 30 September 1774. Adelheid Wagner née Pfanmöller died in Wehrda on 11 April 1785.

Son Johannes Wagner (born 1736 above) married in 1761 in Wehrda to Anna Margaretha “Eva” Hämelmann, daughter of Daniel Hämelmann and Elisabeth Sippel. She had been born on 31 December 1740 in Wehrda. They had one child, Johannes, born 13 August 1763 in Wehrda.

Johann Georg Albrecht [sic] & Anna Catharina Wagner (born 1746 above), both from Werde in the area of Trümbach, were married on 9 May 1766 in the Lutheran Church of Büdingen.

Notes in the Wehrda parish register record that Johannes, [the 2nd] Anna Catharina, and Anna Margaretha immigrated to Russia.

Johannes Wagner, a farmer from Werder [sic], his wife Anna, son Johann (age 3), and sister Anna (age 16) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 14 September 1766.

Johann Wagner, a farmer, his wife Eva, daughter Margaretha (age 1½), and sister Anna (age 16½) are recorded on the 1767 census of Walter in Household No. 31. Anna Katharina [Wagner] (age 18) and her husband Johann Georg Albert are recorded on the 1767 census of Walter in Household No. 30. They had all arrived in Walter on 25 August 1767.

The 1767 census of Walter records that Johann Wagner came from the German village of Wetzlos, a few kilometers northwest of Wehrda.


- 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): Wt085.
- Parish register of Wehrda.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 302.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6408, #6409.

Contributor(s) to this page: 

Byron Wagner

Maggie Hein

Michael Fyler

Brent Mai

Johannes Wagner family recorded in the Wehrda Family Book.
Source: Maggie Hein.

Heinrich Wagner family recorded in the Wehrda Family Book - indicating departure for Russia.
Source: Maggie Hein.

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies