Associated Colonies
Place of origin
Leisenwald, Wächtersbach, Hessen, Germany

Eva Elisabeth Werth, the daughter of Johann Heinrich Werth, was baptized on 7 Apr 1745 in Spielberg (Brachttal, Main-Kinzig-Kreis, Hessen). Her brother Johann Conrad Werth was baptized on 24 Dec 1747. Eva Elisabeth married Conrad Preisendorf, the son of Johann Heinrich Preisendorf of Leisenwald, on 23 Aug 1764. They had one child, Anna Catharina Preisendorf, baptized on 10 Feb 1765 in Spielberg. All four family members arrived in Russia on 8 Aug 1766, and settled a year later in Norka. They are listed as households 24 and 24a in the 1767 census.


- Parish records of Leisenwald on
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010) p. 272.
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 3 (Göttingen: Nordost-Institute, 2005): p. 234-235.

Maggie Hein