Associated Colonies
Place of origin
Wolfenhausen (Weilmünster), Limburg-Weilburg, Hessen, Germany

Heinrich Bretter, son of Johann Heinrich and Anna Maria Bretter, was baptized in Wolfenhausen on 27 February 1735. He and his wife Maria Juliana arrived in Russia with three children: Johann Georg, baptized 8 August 1759; Philipp Heinrich, baptized 11 April 1761; and Philipp Jacob (baptism not found). 

The family arrived in Russia on 4 July 1766. Philipp Jacob must have died during the journey to the villages. The family settled in Warenburg and are reported there on the First Settler's List in Family #162. 


- Parish records of Wolfenhausen and list of emigrants to Russia in 1766, FHL Film #1476755
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): p. 144
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 4 (Göttingen: Nordost-Institute, 2008): p. 346

Wayne Bonner