Weber (Balzer)

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Weber (Balzer)
Веберъ (Balzer)
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Anna Maria Volckers was baptized in the village of Leustadt near Büdingen. She married Johann Heinrich Weber in Büches.

Johann Heinrich Weber, a farmer, his wife Anna [Margaretha], and children (Anna, age 23; Eleonora, age 20; Anna Maria, age 15; [Karl] Ludwig, age 12) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum 8 August 1766 [name of ship and commander are unknown].

Widow Anna Margaretha and the children settled in the Volga German colony of Balzer on 8 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 98. Daughter Eleonora is recorded in Household No. 92 married to Konrad Heil.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that this Weber family came from the German region of Isenburg.


- Mai, Brent Alan. 1798 Census of the German Colonies along the Volga (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1999): Bz011, Bz106.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 1 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 1999): 101.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #3236.

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Wayne Bonner

John Wall

Brent Mai

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