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Discussion & Documentation: 

[Johann] Peter Weingard [sic] arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 15 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Franz Nikolaus Schröder.

He settled in the Volga German colony of Volmer on 18 July 1767 and is recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 27 along with his new wife Marianna.

In 1792, Peter Weinkauf and his family moved from Volmer to Seelmann.

The 1767 census of Volmer records that Peter Weinkauf came from the German village of Starkenburg in the Kurmainz region.

There do not appear to be any surviving male descendant lines of this family among the Volga German colonies.


- 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): Nk44, Mv2937.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2008): 290.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6830.


Brent Mai

Pre-Volga Origin

Volga Colonies