Associated Colonies
Place of origin
Wallernhausen, Nidda, Wetteraukreis, Hessen, Germany

Weigand Stang and his wife Anna had a total of six children in Wallernhausen including: Friderica Elisabetha born 24 March and baptized 26 March 1742; and Johann Heinrich, baptized 6 March 1745.

The Büdingen marriages report that Johann Heinrich Stang from Wallernhausen married Anna Christina Seibert from Unter Laÿs, and Johannes Beutel from Wallernhausen married Friederica Elisabetha Stang from Wallernhausen, on 27 June 1766.

Wiegand Stang, his wife Anna, and son Johann Heinrich, age 20, along with Johannes Beutel and his wife Elisabeth, arrived in Russia on 13 September 1766. 

Both families settled in Yagodnaya Polyana. Weigand Stang, widowed, and his son Johann Heinrich are reported there on the 1767 Census (First Settlers List) in Household #8. Johannes Beutel and his wife Anna Elisabeth are reported in Household #25. 

Heinrich Stang is reported on the 1798 Census in Yagodnaya Polyana, Household #29. 


- Parish records of Wallernhausen on
- Parish records of Büdingen on
- Kromm, Georg, translation of Yagodnaya Polyana First Settlers List published by Art and Cleo Flegel in “Research in Hesse”, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia Work Paper, Vol.XIII (Dec,1973)
- Mai, Brent Alan and Dona Reeves-Marquardt, German Migration to the Russian Volga (1764-1767) (Lincoln, NE: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 2003): p. 99
- Pleve, Igor. Lists of Colonists to Russia in 1766: Reports by Ivan Kulberg (Saratov: Saratov State Technical University, 2010): pp. 393, 398
- Rauschenbach, Georg. Deutsche Kolonisten Auf Dem Weg Von St. Petersburg Nach Saratow: Transportlisten von 1766-1767 (Moscow: 2017): p. 340-341
- Pleve, Igor. Einwanderung in das Wolgagebiet, 1764-1767 Band 2 (Göttingen: Der Göttinger Arbeitskreis, 2001): pp. 175, 179
- 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): Volume 2, p. 1037

Maggie Hein