Anton Wendler, a weaver, and his family arrived from Lübeck at the port of Oranienbaum on 12 September 1766 aboard an English frigate under the command of Skipper Adam Beerfeier.
Anton Wendler, his wife Louisa, and children (Christina, age 13; Anna Elisabeth, age 12; Cathrina, ge 11; Friedrich, age 9; Jacob, age 8; Louisa, age 6) are recorded on the list of colonists being transported from St. Petersburg to Saratov in 1767 along with a note that the father Anton died en route.
His widow remarried to Johannes Thüringer and settled in the Volga German colony of Ober-Monjou on 3 August 1767. They are recorded there on the 1767 census in Household No. 28 along with the surviving Wendler children.
In 1780, Heinrich Wendeler moved from Ober-Monjou to Dehler.
The Oranienbaum passenger list records that Anton Wendler came from the German region of the Pfalz.
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