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Johann Peter Wasenmüller was born 4 August 1741 in Kirch-Beerfurth, Hessen, to Johann Philipp Wasenmüller (21 July 1712 - 17 March 1771) & Eva Keil (24 October 1716 - 11 January 1770). He married 19 April 1766 in Büdingen to Elisabeth Margaretha Weinheimer.

Johann [Peter] Wassenmüller and his wife Elisabeth arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 8 August 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Wiebe Heinrichson.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Shcherbakovka on 18 August 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 46.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Wassenmüller was a farmer from the German region of Löwenstein.

The 1767 census records that Johann Peter Wassenmüller was a cabinet maker (Tischler) from the German village of Kirchberg.


- 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): Sv27, Sv38, Sv56.
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt. German Migration to the Russian Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): #556.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 256.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3589.
- Stammtafeln südhessischer Familien, vol. 3 (SeeheimJugenheim, 1989): 81.
- Wolf, Heiner. Familienbuch Reichelsheim: 1643-1875, Band 1 (2018): 469.

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Brent Mai

Peter Schantz

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