Weis(s) (Lauwe)*

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Johann Weiss, a tailor (Schneider), his wife Maria, and daughters (Kunigunde, age 12; Helena, age 10; Barbara, age 5) arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard a ship under the command of Skipper Heinrich Sager.

Johannes Weiss, his wife Maria Regina, and daughters (Cunigunda, age 12; Helena, age 11; Barbara, age 6) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767.

They settled in the Volga German colony of Lauwe on 5 September 1767 and are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 16.

The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Johann Weiss came from the German region of Bamberg while the 1767 census records that he came from the German village of Langenstadt? near Nürnberg.

There are no known surviving male lines of this Weiss family among the Volga German colonies.


- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2005): 40.
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): #6131.
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten auf dem Weg von St. Petersburg nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: G.V. Rauschenbach, 2017): #7219-7223.

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Volga Colonies