Wegner (Paulskaya)

Spelling Variations: 
Wagner (Paulskaya)
Вегнеръ (Paulskaya)
Вегенеръ (Paulskaya)
Wegner (Paulskaya)
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Discussion & Documentation: 

Johann Philipp Wegner, a single farmer, arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 4 July 1766 aboard the English frigate Love & Unity under the command of Skipper Thomas Fairfax.

Philip Wagner [sic], his wife Juliane, and son Heinrich (age 19) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767. [Philipp Wagner is not old enough to have a son who is 19 years old. His relationship to this Heinrich is unknown, but it cannot be father-son.]

Philipp Wagner [sic], his farmer, his [new] wife Julianna, and step-daughter Elisabeth Schnell (age 7) are recorded on the 1767 census of Paulskaya in Household No. 27. They had settled in Paulskaya on 7 June 1767.

In 1788, Andreas Wagner [sic] moved from Paulskaya to Susannental.

Johannes Andreas Wegener [sic] and his family are recorded on the 1798 census of Susannental in Household No. Ss08.

Both the Oranienbaum passenger list and the 1767 census record that Philipp Wagner came from the German village of Usingen.

[Many sources cite this surname as Wagner, but subsequent generations use the surname of Wegner.]


- 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): Ss08, Mv2217.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 337.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #1461.

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